6emeia Project


Cool, very intrigu­ing street art project based in Brasil.

The 6emeia project was cre­ated and devel­oped by the artists Ander­son Augusto, also known as SÃO, and Leonardo Dela­fuente, also known as Dela­fuente. The duo live in the Barra Funda neigh­bor­hood of São Paulo where they began the project with the pur­pose of chang­ing and trans­form­ing daily life.

The duo’s objec­tive is to mod­ify the means within which we all live, propos­ing a new way to view things by reflect­ing upon themes gen­er­ated through cre­ative and unusual works. Such mod­i­fi­ca­tions are made by paint­ing storm drains, light posts, man­hole cov­ers and any other object which makes up the urban scenario.

With the painted storm drains, a new type of com­mu­ni­ca­tion is pro­posed between art and the city as well as between art and the res­i­dents. Art then becomes within the reach and at the ser­vice of every­one. By look­ing with care at the most for­got­ten and indif­fer­ent objects, one can take in art in a new way. The painted storm drains are like col­or­ful drops falling into ani­m­mense ash-colored canvass.

The work itself has been well received by the res­i­dents of the places which are painted, which affirms the fact that art does not always need to be viewed on the walls of gal­leries and museums.

In a tense-filled con­fus­ing city, the most promi­nent col­ors have long been gray and beige which is where the 6emeia duo enters the scene. Through their work, they bring a cer­tain har­mony to the pas­sage­ways of the city with the use of color and in doing so, they bring life and good humor to all…

Source via 6emeia.

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