Soon, in the city of Vancouver, street artists Os Gemeos will unveil a new mural that livens up a typically gray industrial area in Granville Island. The identical twin brothers from Brazil painted six large silos in their distinctive cartoonish style with vibrant colors and patterns that adorn the structures. Each 75-foot-tall cylinder features a different character, who comes complete with their own personality, wardrobe, and bright yellow skin. All together, this impressive 360 degree public artwork measures 23,500 square feet!
This mural is part of Os Gemeos' (known separately as Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo) international series, Giants, and is their largest undertaking to date. It's also the first time that their work will appear in Canada. The Vancouver Biennale helped to organize this project as part of their city-wide effort to convert urban landscapes into open air exhibitions across the city.
“We did not want a conventional two-dimensional wall that we had done before – we wanted something different, special and unique,” the brothers explain. ” As the proposed biennale has a strong connection with sculpture, we decided to find a place where the painting can be transformed, creating a dialogue between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds.”
The completed mural is set to be formally revealed on Sunday, September 7 of this year.