Dreamer 2012

DREAMER (urban intervention made by experiences with homeless people) São Carlos, Brasil-min
The work of the series “inconsistencies” consists of urban interventions that portray the face of the homeless on the walls of abandoned houses. These large-format paintings, made with acrylic paint, often covers the entire length of one wall, showing an expressive face, but anonymous.
In this work, you may notice a curious but sad contradiction: While there are people without homes, there are also home without peoples.

The Man of the docks 2012

DREAMER (urban intervention made by experiences with homeless people) MARSEILLE FRANCE
The work of the series “inconsistencies” consists of urban interventions that portray the face of the homeless on the walls of abandoned houses. These large-format paintings, made with acrylic paint, often covers the entire length of one wall, showing an expressive face, but anonymous.
In this work, you may notice a curious but sad contradiction: While there are people without homes, there are also home without peoples.

Body Exchange 2016

São Carlos São Paulo– Brasil “TROCA DE CORPO” Those are the processes covered during the production on each of my interventions.
The work was carried out inside an abandoned house in São Carlos, Brazil. The portrayed is Apolonio Ferreira de Alencar, a homeless person who opened my eyes to many issues of human nature.
This work is dedicated to him, and all the forgotten and neglected in the city. Which survive as they can.

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Alfredo Maffei

Brazil

https://www.alfredomaffei.com/

Graduated in visual arts from the School of Fine Arts of São Paulo Alfredo Maffei presents a series of creations that use the street as support, to talk about one of the largest urban problems: a state of abandonment and exclusion of the homeless. Evidencing the existence of these I weakened identities, Maffei will draw society’s attention on these invisible people for the people. The work goes beyond the art object, where what matters is the connection, integration, and contact with the homeless.
It is through their investigations and based on personal experience, interviews, the artist draws portraits of homeless people on the wall surface filled with history. His paintings are done in precarious places, explicitly illustrating their living conditions. In exploring the conditions of neglect, the wall becomes the witness of a socio-cultural phenomenon. In large format, the irregularity and roughness of the wall comes to be confused with the lines of those portrayed.

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