One of the most celebrated names in graffiti – or street art – in Brazil, Francisco Rodrigues da Silva, from São Paulo, known by the pseudonym Never, presents his first solo exhibition in the country, at Galeria Kogan Amaro. Never, whose works are spread across walls and walls in several cities around the world, brings together in the exhibition paintings that allude to lithographs and reveal their multicultural references.
Curated by Ana Carolina Ralston, Meide in Brazil deals with topics dear to Brazilians nowadays, as the artist explains. “I make my art a way of questioning what we, as a people, are creating and cultivating culturally, what is legitimately Brazilian and what is true or false from the historical point of view of our nation”, says Never in the presentation text. from the show.
The show therefore problematizes the devaluation of Brazilian culture and the “consumption ideology”, placing characters excluded by society as protagonists of the works. Among them, notably, the indigenous people, whom he has never portrayed in 2008, on the facade of Tate Modern, in London, and, this year, on the external walls of the new Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, still under construction.
Never - Meide in Brazil
Kogan Amaro Gallery - Alameda Franca, 1054 – Jardim Paulista, São Paulo
June 29th through July 27nd