30 Apr '11, 12am

Pixacao: Sao Paulo's Acrobatic Urban Graffiti Movement

Pixacao: Sao Paulo's Acrobatic Urban Graffiti Movement

All of Sao Paulo is covered with “Pixos”. The aesthetic of the “Pixos” still remains quite invisible to the majority of the population. For most of the outsiders, “Pixo” art is definitely ugly and dirty. But for the hooked, the reality is elsewhere. For Choque, an urban photographer, it is as if the town is a huge notebook meant to be filled as quickly as possible. He sees the town as “a vertical agent’s letter” where everything is allowed. The town has to be used as a surface of self-expression. Every blank has to be filled by the Pixadores – every spot must be used to show their art so that it can be seen – just like it was at the beginning of the graff movement, way back when.

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