Street Illusions in São Paulo
It the past few years the structures of many poor favelas in Brazil have been used by many artists as a canvas for their imagination and inspiration. Jungle’s favourite so far is JR’s eyes in the favelas (see below), or at least it was until we saw this new project in São Paulo.
Recently Boa Mistura, an art collective from Madrid, chose São Paulo as a background for it’s ideas. With the support of the Embassy of Spain in Brazil they chose Brasilândia as the background of a very interesting intervention. Using extreme colours and playing with perspective they brought positive messages to the poor community like “love”, “pride” and “beauty”. The kids from Brasilândia got involved in the project painting the walls and streets to make the messages transform their lives.