Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Brazil's Subterranean Artist

Most artists prefer to show their work where others can enjoy it. But one Brazilian artist dares to display his art underground. Sao Paula graffiti artist Zezao descends into the city's sewers to create beautiful paintings that only a few will ever see in person. Fortunately, you don't need to brave the rats and cockroaches to get a glimpse of them. Just click here for a slideshow of his amazing work. (Click on the little pictures on the top of the page to move from image to image.)

And be sure to check out Zezao's amazing myspace page.

Thanks to my friend Johanna for introducing me to Zezao!


Anonymous Lilly said...

Wow! it would be so cool to see some of that artwork in person!

5:31 PM  
Blogger ookamishinzui said...

THat is the coolest thing I've ever seen! I wish I could do stuff like that(I only copy manga and amime stuff, and I'm not that great at it)

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Rage said...

I do Homework Graffiti.

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

Amazing! :) I'd love to see it. ^^

This reminds me of a tragic story in Sydney. I don't know if you heard, but these graffiti artists, members of the Sydney Cave Exploration Society (I might have to join that one), went to spread their (illegal) art in a tunnel under Maroubra Beach. Which was when the storm started. Two out of three of them drowned in the rapidly filling subterranean passageway (which doubled as a train) and met their fateful ends. The survivor is on suspicion of multiple charges regarding his shop in Kings Cross.

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Raph said...

His tag is... mesmerisingly beautiful. I wish I'd thought of that. xD

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Wow. My sister draws too, maybe I oculd convince her to do something like that. She mostly draws Star Wars, Stargate, and costume design, so it might be kind of interesting *a picture of Obi-wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker fighting with lightsabers in a clothing store, with a Puddlejumper (it's a little ship in the Stargate shows, kind of like a flying mini-van) waiting outside* :)

1:18 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Raph: Wow, that is tragic! But I would love to join the SCES! Are there a lot of caves around Sydney?

3:50 PM  
Anonymous littlechar said...

those are soooooooooo sweet!!!!

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

There are quite a few caves around Sydney. Most are above ground, near the beach and natural, but their are rumours of tunnels under the city and proof of tunnels under Maroubra.
Oh, and the SCES is kind of a secret society. According to its supposed members, it doesn't exist. And there's no website, no nothing. Apparently, it's rather infamous...

4:24 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Makes me wonder how the person went down and drew those pictures (and how the pictures dried). XD

9:41 PM  

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