Andrea’s Nudes

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                                         My whole artistic career I’ve painted my work with oil on canvas, I’ve painted different subjects like Ipanema and elephants, vases of burnt flowers, etc, always with an impressionist style with the use of concentrated paints in many layers. But for this entire thirty years of […]

Detour: Inhotim

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I’m 300 miles north of Rio in the largest gathering of palm trees in the world. I’m in the middle of nowhere surrounded by art. This is Inhotim. Cildo Meireles – Inmensa   Edgard de Souza – Untitled   Galeria Adriana Varejão Cristina Iglesias – Vegetation Room Dan Graham – Bisected triangle, Interior curve Matthew Barney - De Lama […]

The Hippie Fair

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Sundays in Ipanema, the Feira Hippie goes down at the General Osório plaza. As it has every Sunday, without exception, since 1968. The Feira Hippie website claims it’s the largest open-air art gallery and artisanal fair in the world, which is obviously not the case.  It occupies a single square block. It isn’t even the largest such art […]

Resurrection Art

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I met Andrea Brandani on the sidewalk in Ipanema, carving Jesus out of a near extinct pine that had fallen in the lingerie capital of Latin America three hours north of Rio. Jesus in Brandani’s Ipanema atelier. Brandani carves in trees, paints in oil and sprays murals across Rio de Janeiro. Before he heads to Munich on a […]