Aug 22, 2008
Most of us would never think that a gutter could be a piece of art. Here in Brazil, some people are using these parts of urban scenery to bring a little bit of color to the commomly grey sidewalks. They are Anderson Augusto and Leonardo Delafuente from 6emeia.
The 6emeia project was created and developed by the artists Anderson Augusto, also known as SÃO, and Leonardo Delafuente, also known as Delafuente. The duo live in the Barra Funda neighborhood of São Paulo where they began the project with the purpose of changing and transforming daily life.
The duo's objective is to modify the means within which we all live, proposing a new way to view things by reflecting upon themes generated through creative and unusual works. Such modifications are made by painting storm drains, light posts, manhole covers and any other object which makes up the urban scenario.
And it's fantastic that they don't just paint anything, random faces and all, but they even make some pieces inspired by classic paintings and movies. And of course, they're like ninjas... they adapt to any gutter situation. Hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
For more information and images visit their website at http://www.6emeia.com/