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SCION PRESENTS: SÃO PAULO


SCION PRESENTS: SÃO PAULO

SÃO PAULO, curated by Choque Cultural Gallery from Brazil opens on February 28 at Scion’s 4,500 square foot Installation L.A. Gallery in Culver City. The São Paulo exhibition celebrates the energy of the emerging art culture in São Paulo, Brazil, the biggest metropolitan city in South America. Calma, Carlos Dias, MZK, Ramon Martins, Silvana Mello, Speto, Titi Freak and Zezão form a group that translates this energy best, bringing fine art unique influences from pop culture, ancient heritage, modern painting or folk art. Each artist uses pop contemporary references such as street art, tattoo, skateboarding, hip‐hop, and punk, while playing close attention to their own personal heritage and research.

Choque Cultural (meaning Culture Shock) started as a print publisher in Brazil. Over the years they have produced more than 150 print editions on various papers and in different sizes representing the diverse techniques of close to 90 Brazilian and international artists. In 2004, Choque opened their first gallery space in São Paulo, showing exhibitions anchored with a young contemporary audience. Every exhibition is a new installation where the artist brings the aesthetic and energy of the street indoors. In the four years Choque Cultural Gallery has been open, it has exhibited many young contemporary artists; old masters, such as 60’s Pop Gerald Laing; and popular mid‐career artists including; Beatriz Milhazes, Vic Muniz and Shepard Fairey.

The opening reception takes place February 28, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM and will run through March 28 at the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery, 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, CA 90232.

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