Reviving Brazil’s Iconic Moments Through Street Art

Sao Paulo native, Eduardo Kobra, started doing Pixacao, a form of Brazilian street art, in 1987. Now, he’s creating large murals across the city, including one that is 1000 square meters on Avenida 23 de Maio, as a commemoration of Sao Paulo’s anniversary.

Kobra’s other works include “Wall of Memories,” a series depicting urban Brazilian life in the first half of the 20th century and “Green Brush,” an artistic denouncement of animal and environmental abuse.

“If you exhibit in an art gallery, the piece is only visible to the people who go see it. If you put your work on the streets, you reach millions of people. Even the people who go to the galleries and museums will pass by this place at some point and see the work,” Kobra said.