Os Gemeos (Otavio Pandolfo; Gustavo Pandolfo)
Backstage Street Art
Efêmero is the first intervention of the "Outside the Cube" program, dedicated to Street Art and forms of art related to the urban and public context. On the occasion of the inaugural edition, OSGEMEOS, literally "the twins", pseudonym of the brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo (1974, Sao Paulo, Brazil), presented their first large mural in Italy. Taking inspiration from the history of the Pirelli HangarBicocca building, where train locomotives were manufactured in the last century, and from the proximity of the railway line that runs parallel, Efêmero recreates the silhouette of a metropolitan wagon on a monumental scale that projects the local context into a journey fictional. With a background rooted in hip-hop culture and "wildstyle" graffiti, the duo has brought the culture of writing to major international museums, developing cultured and recognizable work since the 1980s. Characterized by the presence of dreamlike landscapes and poetic figures, OSGEMEOS's work draws on a wide range of cultural, social and political references as well as the colors, nature and urban context of São Paulo.