Opening tonight in East London is the first-ever London exhibition by Brazilian duo, Bicicleta Sem Freio. The artist pair have crossed over from graphic design and illustration to muralism and back again.
Entitled FERA (meaning "wild" in Portugese) Douglas de Castro and Renato Perreira will bring an eye-exploding dose of color to London through new works on canvas and paper. The guys are big '80s fans, drawing not only on the gaudy color clashes of the era but also on its iconography, full of capitalist optimism and pop girls. Oh, and there are some panthers thrown in their for good measure, too.
The exhibition is produced by JUSTKIDS and RexRomae, a curator/agent duo who are dominating East London's street-oriented art scene lately with their roster of pop-up exhibitions. This production will run in their usual style for a strictly limited time (closing on Sunday, March 8) in a temporary venue in Dalston (details below).
Check out our interview with the guys (back when they were a trio) to see some of their previous work ahead of the opening night tonight. Meanwhile, here's a flavor of the new work to be shown:
All images: Bicileta Sem Freio, Courtesy the Artists and JustKids
(Image at the top: Mural, Brick Lane, London, Photo: Monoprixx)
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