That dynamic duo, street artists Os Gemeos (Portuguese for the twins) turned six large silos in the industrial area of Granville Island,Canada into their distinctive characters.
Each 75-foot-tall cylinder features a different character, dressed in vibrant colors and bold patterns.
It was unveiled on September 7th as part of Os Gemeos’ international series, Giants, their largest undertaking to date. The art project was organized by the Vancouver Biennale as part of their city-wide effort to convert urban landscapes into open air exhibitions across the city.
Brothers and graffiti artists Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, aka Os Gêmeos, are helping the World Cup host country, Brazil celebrate in style. The duo painted the exterior of Brazil’s national team’s airplane.
It took one week and 1,200 spray paint cans to complete the portraits along the surface of the aircraft’s body.
Os Gêmeos explains that it’s “an airplane transformed into a work of art to transport the Brazilian people and the Brazilian national soccer team, placing art in people’s lives and taking our characters to the clouds.”
The project was completed in collaboration with Gol/9ine, who will continue to use the Boeing 737 for two years once the World Cup is over.
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