With their yellow trademarks they adorn the walls around the world, the Dreamland Artist Club on Coney Island, a Boeing 737 from GOL Airlines, the silos of the Vancouver Biennial, just to name a few. They are known as Os Gemeos, Portuguese for "the twins," which is exactly what they are.
The graffiti and murals of Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo come from the hip-hop culture that reached Brazil and her hometown of Sao Paulo in the 1980s, when the brothers began as a break dancer and then dealt with street art. Today her art is a proud representative of the culture and tradition of her country, as colorful, patterned and rich in history as possible. It has been heavily influenced by the pixação graffiti movement based in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, which consists of cryptic markings usually attached to abandoned buildings. Many of her characters are based on their own experiences or family members.
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