Zezao _ Walking Blue solo exhibition



Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design is proud to present:

Walking Blue by Zezão (São Paulo, Brazil)
Solo Exhibition: August 2–September 14, 2019

Water has memory and consciousness. It keeps and saves everything it comes in contact with…from the natural springs to the man-made aqueducts and sewers, this is the environment that Zezão chooses to make his mark in order to draw attention to the ignored, the discarded, the contamination of nature and those marginalized in our society.

Zezão’s graffiti adorns walls, sewerage systems and viaducts around the world and his artwork has been exhibited in Barcelona, Brighton, Florenz, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, LosAngeles, New York, Paris, Prague, Wuppertal and in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in his home country of Brazil. ~Anno Domini


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Zezao _ Reconstruction


Zezão
Reconstruction
Acrylic on found wood
70” x 56”
$5000.

Reconstrução
Acrilica sobre madeiras encontradas
178 x 142.25 cm

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Zezao _ Installation view_2


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Zezao _ SF Manhole Cover


Zezão
SF Manhole Cover
Acrylic, spray paint on MDF and plywood
91” x 45”
$5000.

Bueiro de San Francisco
Tinta acrilica e spray sobre MDF
231 x 114 cm

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Zezao _ Hot Plate


Zezão
Hot Plate
Acrylic on metal door
25” x 58”
$4000.

Chapa Quente
Acrilica sobre porta de metal
63.5 x 147 cm

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Zezao _ Installation view_3



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Zezao _ Affective Memories


Zezão
Affective Memories
Acrylic, spray paint on old canvas tarpaulin
35.5” x 55”
$4000.

Memórias Afetivas
Tinta acrilica e spray sobre lona envelhecida
90 x 139 cm

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Zezao _ Untitled


Zezão
Untitled
Acrylic, spray paint on old canvas tarpaulin
44.5" x 56"
$4000.

Sem Título
Tinta acrilica e spray sobre lona envelhecida
113 x 142 cm

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Zezao _ Soul Has No Color


Zezão
Soul Has No Color
Acrylic and spray on old canvas tarpaulin
34” x 58”
$4000.

Alma Não Tem Cor
Tinta acrilica e spray sobre lona envelhecida
86 x 146 cm

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Zezao _ Favela II



Zezão
Favela II
Acrylic paint on found wood
58” x 73”
$7000.

Favelinha II
Acrilica sobre madeiras encontradas
147 x 185.5 cm

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Zezao _ The Path of Light


Zezão
The Path of Light
Photograph
36” x 48”, Edition of 3
$1500.

O Caminho da Luz
Fotografia
91 x 122 cm, Edição of 3

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Zezao _ Street Art


Zezão
Street Art
Screen print on Fabriano cotton paper 300g
20” x 27.5”, Edition of 50
$500.

Arte de Rua
Serigrafía sobre papel de algodão Fabriano 330g
50 x 70 cm, Edição of 50

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Zezao _ Abandoned Places


Zezão
Abandoned Places
Screen print on Fabriano cotton paper 300g
20” x 27.5”, Edition of 50
$500.

Lugares Abandonados
Serigrafía sobre papel de algodão Fabriano 330g
50 x 70 cm, Edição of 50

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Zezao _ Underground


Zezão
Underground
Screen print on Fabriano cotton paper 300g
20” x 27.5”, Edition of 50
$500.

Subterrâneos
Serigrafía sobre papel de algodão Fabriano 330g
50 x 70 cm, Edição of 50

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Zezao _ About the Artist


Walking Blue by Zezão site specific installation Anno Domini 2019.



Zezão brings his work to the favelas of Brazil to bring beauty and hope to the poor and ignored. These experiences have inspired his Favelinha (Favelas) series of sculptural collagements.


Zezão (José Augusto Amaro Handa) began his quest to conquer the underworld with graffiti in São Paulo in the 90s. Inspired and motivated by the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Zezão believed it his right to depart from the well-trodden paths with his art and to explore new avenues. He worked in sewerage systems, in drains, in the rubble of abandoned ruined buildings,in dilapidated blind alleys and dark spaces below viaducts, and so drew attention to a cityscape whose existence many people could barely credit.

Some time later he broadened his activities: he took everyday objects from the trash and created anew existence for them by inventively assembling and painting them. Even now, for his wood collages he uses objects found in the street such as pieces of lumber used for barricades in São Paulo, or he creates a foundation using old “treasures” like mirrors, trays, car doors, and bedsteads.

He always leaves his trademark on the dilapidated,isolated surfaces, his blue, abstract signature derived from the word “vício”, meaning “addiction”, and thus delves into what appears to be true life, and brings to light what without his art would remain ignored, what nobody wants to see. In this way he uses delicate tints and shapes to descend into a chaotic underworld, invading the subterranean space, and by contrast he revives its raw walls in a subtle, quintessentially blue presence.

Art close to trash, dead dogs and broken pieces of furniture, at the margins of society – Zezão inspires dialogue between the underworld and the surface, to get talked about. Wherever trash (Brazilian:lixo) needs to be turned into luxury (Brazilian: luxo)–this is where Zezão’s work comes into its own.

It contains political and social messages and ones which relate to the environment. Because its connection with dilapidated neighborhood, derelict buildings, contaminated water, smog and filth, violence, or the recycling of discarded objects, all this is a way of making a critical statement about these diverse problems of the city. At the same time important debates on issues such as sustainability and recycling are kindled.

Zezão’s graffiti adorns walls, sewerage systems and viaducts around the world and
his art work has been exhibited in Barcelona, Brighton, Florenz, Frankfurt,Hamburg, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris,Prague, Wuppertal and in Rio de Janeiro and
São Paulo in his home country of Brazil.

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