Born in 1986 in São Paulo, the hugely beloved Brazilian artist Enivo began getting up on his native city’s streets at age 12. His artwork has, since, surfaced on walls, in festivals and in galleries worldwide. It has been presented, too, in such prestigious institutions as Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo and National Museum of Brasilia.
As an art educator, Enivo has inspired and trained hundreds of young people from “underprivileged neighborhoods.” And, together with a group of other artists, he founded the A7MA Gallery in Vila Madalena, where he has curated over 70 exhibitions, providing artists with opportunities to showcase and sell their art.
During his recent NYC residency, Enivo created a body of new work, Eyes of the Street. “In the art studio, I combine my street and academic knowledge, mixing graffiti materials with oil paint,” he explains.
Featured above is the artist posed next to his recent oil painting, Jacaré — fashioned with oil, spray paint and pastel on canvas. What follows are several more images captured at the reception following Enivo‘s talk with “Eyes of the Street” curator Simon Watson.
Self Portrait (Arrive in NYC), Oil, spray and pastel on canvas,
Sleeping! Oil, spray and pastel on canvas
Tudo Joia, Oil, spray and pastel on canvas
“O Circo Novo” Jonato, Oil, spray and pastel on canvas
Queen Bee, Oil, spray and pastel on canvas
Self Portrait / Julião Máscaras, Oil, spray and pastel on canvas
Enivo’s canvases will remain on display at the Brazilian Consulate, located at 225 East 41st Street, until the end of February.
Photos: Lois Stavsky