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Six Industrial Silos Transformed Into Vibrant Murals by Os Gemeos

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.

Os Gemeos website and Instagram
via [Inhabitat]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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