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Birico Surrealista, 2020
U$ 200 + tax and shipping
11.7 x 8.26” | 29.7 x 21 cm
Print on fine Canson Photo Matte paper, 200 gr. A4 size
This is one print of 20 units (not numbered, plate signature)
About the artwork
This work is a powerful image of a faceless man in a suit during the time of COVID. He appears to be well off from the look of his clothing, but he is really a “Nowhere Man” who has no expression figure beyond his suit and mask. He is simply a “suit” in the worst sense of the word, but the image is one that speaks volumes regarding loss of identity during the time of COVID.
OZI began his street art career in 1985, supported and influenced by two great artists who started the graffiti scene in São Paulo, Alex Vallauri and Maurício Villaça. At the beginning, graffiti art was considered an act of political defiance by some and an act of defacing public property by others. As time has passed, however, the art of OZI and his fellow artists has become to be viewed as a valuable and respected type of expression. Since he began working OZI has created numerous works on the walls in the city, making him a member of the first generation of graffiti artists in Brazil. His work has been shown at galleries, museums and cultural centers as well as outdoor areas in Brazil and abroad.
Birico Surrealista is in New York City and it can be viewed in person, by appointment. Please don’t hesitate to send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org