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Downtown Art Circuit

PROJECT CONTEMPORARY ART

"BLOSSOM" is a project that will start the downtown art circuit in miami, showcasing a big art mural with 4 emergent brazilian artists during an important art fair in the us, artbasel

THE BUILDING

A special location in the city, in the Brickell region, close to Simpson Park and Miami River

THE DIRECTOR

Kleber Pagu, businessman, artist and Urban Arts producer. Graduating in
Sociology and Politics (FESPSP) and Museology (Leonardo Da Vinci University). He began his career as a producer at SESC - one of the main cultural institutions in Brazil.

In urban arts, his body of work is recognized worldwide, having produced more than 270 installations in public spaces in 22 countries with different artists. It is worth highlighting Parque Minhocão project where Pagu produced 52 murals between 2020 and 2023, building in São Paulo, Brazil, one of the bigger linear open art galleries in the world.

Other works produced by Pagu such as "Etnias" with the artist Eduardo Kobra (2016), "Contos" with Luna Buschinelli (2017) and "Aquário Urbano" with Felipe Yung (2018) appear as “the greatest works of urban art in the world ” being “Ethnicities” officially recognized by Guinness World Records.

His first experience in Miami (USA) was in 2015 when he produced different works by artist Eduardo Kobra for Wynwood during Art Basel, having also participated in the Chalk Festival (Venice - Florida) and WideWalls (West Palm Beach).

“IN 2023, I DEVELOPED the “Downtown Art Circuit” project that aims to bring artists OF different nationalities TO paint BIG ART MURALS in downtown Miami" and reuse text themes.

ARTISTS INVITED

ALICIA LIRA

@lira_alicia_

GUID TATI

@guidtati

ALEXANDRE VIANNA

@alexvianna

JEY77

@jey77

“TO START THE DOWNTOWN ART CIRCUIT” project, i invited 4 brazilian artists: alicia lira, alexandre vianna, tati guid and jey77, who created a synergic proposal connected to climate crisis” 

Kleber Pagu

LAYOUT PROPOSAL

ALICIA LIRA'S painting portrays nature in its purest form and takes us back to our ancestry. The Earth, in its various shapes and colors, surrounds us with its delicacy and beauty. The paintings merge and make us reflect on the care we need to take with mother earth.

ALICIA LIRA

@lira_alicia_

Alicia Lira is a Brazilian visual artist, transgender woman, indigenous born in the northeastern of Brazil, who currently resides in São Paulo. Her artistic journey began as a child on the banks of the Jaguaribe River, in the central south region of Ceará. She held artistic residencies at SILO - in Serra da Mantiqueira, creative botanical illustration workshops at Sesc São Paulo, solo exhibitions, Paper Art and Nature - Japanese Pavilion. Recently she was on a research project painting murals in the interior of the state of Goiás, in a Calunga de Cavalcante community! The artist investigates the richness of Brazilian tropical flora and fauna, seeking to awaken feelings of an internal order with relationships, ancestral knowledge and culture. Her works are marked by a fusion between elements of nature, imaginary beings and colorful, exuberant landscapes. Her art is a true celebration of the diversity, natural beauty and cultural richness of Brazil.

Artist's story

TATI GUID

@guidtati

TATI GUID painting, Called "Tree of Love” portrays the fluidity between nature and the lines that intertwine and move apart, like the very paths of our lives.

They remind us that love is a powerful and at the same time delicate force, capable of healing wounds and creating indissoluble bonds.

Tatiana Garrido, aka Tati Guid, began her artistic career in the 90s, studying communication design and actively participating in the Brazilian “Street Art” scene with stickers, street posters and graffiti on the streets of São Paulo. She was part of the LambdaLambs collective and was a founding partner of Galeria Grafiteria in 2005, aiming to recognize and value artists previously marginalized by society. She participated in group exhibitions in Brazil, USA and Spain, and had her solo exhibition in 2007, “The Exaltation of the Spirit”. She also has exhibitions at Sesc, São Paulo Metro and Centro Cultural SP, with a permanent mural at Gibiteca Henfil. Her artistic production is focused on the processes of psycho-emotional development, influenced by ancestral philosophies and cultures and by her look at the city's daily life.s.

Artist's story

Alexandre Vianna has been printing his art for over 20 years on multi-platforms. His body of work has a common thread: the relationship with the feelings, desires and conflicts of the collective unconscious of our contemporary times. His essays, films, photographs, experiments with paper, paints, prints, videos and projections have a similarity: the psychology of a manifesto. At 12 years old, in São Paulo, when he started to skateboard, he realized he was creative. On the streets, in intense contact with the world of counterculture and urban art in the 90s, of which he was a part, he created his worldview and his school of communication. Between 1995 and 2010, he created and published culture, lifestyle and art magazines and books, experimented with video art, participated in collective exhibitions, directed documentaries and collaborated with countless artistic, videographic and cultural projects in Brazil. In 2012, after several collective and collaborative exhibitions, he launched his book and solo exhibition, entitled “Streeteiro”, at Paço das Artes Museum (SP). In 2017 he won the award for best video clip direction of the year at the VMF, Video Music festival.

Artist's story

ALEXANDRE VIANNA works are portraits of the invisible skin that surrounds beings on the planet: Their Own Energy.

This layer that responds to the movement of the wind, capturing the fluidity of the air and symbolizing humanity's connection with this vital element. On a more philosophical dimension, it invites the viewer to meditate on interdependence with the atmosphere and the urgency of not polluting it.

ALEXANDRE VIANNA

@alexvianna

The artistic production of Flávio Ferraz, aka Jey77, is the result of his graphic and urban experience, combined with concerns linked to the material and spiritual evolution of human beings. He started painting on the streets in 1993 and since then he hasn't stopped producing and thinking about art. His current production includes graffiti, sculptures and installations. The influence of ethnic and religious cultures such as ancestral cults and cultural movements such as Punk and Skate are fundamental in understanding his work. His works expose symbols and conflicts that reflect the desires and frustrations of urban life in the city, seen by the artist as a collective giant that has lost its roots. Artistic creation represents a personal moment of concentration protected by symbols that open the way for the ascension of another state of mind. His work aims to convey strength and insistence as icons of resistance to the parameters and rules of the metropolis.

Artist's story

TIMELINE

The mural is a reminder that we must embrace this connection WITH NATURE by adopting a more conscious and sustainable approach to the environment

Project Blossom

Jey77 features and multiple characters, emanate the most visible aspect of civilization. Industry, media, justice, technology, as elements that emanate heat and passion, highlight the transformative power, but also its capacity for destruction when out of control.

A call reminding us of the consequences of our reckless actions, while urging us to find ways to channel the energy of humanity's PRESENT moment toward regeneration, not destruction. 

JEY77

@jey77

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