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Bel Borba

DIÁRIO (através de um OLHO BAIANO)
With Burt Sun & André Costantini
Fri, Sept 14–Sun, Oct 14
Various locations

Sneak Preview: Bel Borba Aqui
Film by Burt Sun & André Costantini
Wed, Sept 19 at 7pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Bel Borba is a household name in the most important historical city of Brazil—Salvador, the first capital of Brazil, and crown jewel of the state of Bahia. Known as "The People's Picasso," this eclectic artist represents a rarely seen side of Brazil. For thirty-five years Borba has spread his artwork throughout the 500-year-old urban landscape. From three-year-old school kids to eighty-year old street vendors, Bel Borba is everybody’s family member, and the city's most beloved son. The sunny coastal city feeds Borba's artistic vein. Combining talent, simplicity, and nature to create original work, he showcases the forgotten beauty of his country and reminds us that there is more to Brazil than favelas, soccer, and drug lords in Rio de Janeiro. The true essence of Brazil is poetically expressed by him with tiles, steel, wood, recycling materials, and sea sand, proving that the ocean is the limit. For a country already full of color, he engraves his devotion to art and his passion for his people.

Mr. Borba has exhibited in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, several other Brazilian cities, as well as in Switzerland, France, Italy, and the US.

 
Artist Profiles

Bel
Borba

C. Boursier-
Mougenot

Jonathan
Caouette

Tony
Conrad

André
Costantini

Annie
Dorsen

DD
Dorvillier

Jack
Ferver

Jim
Fletcher

Bill
Frisell

Raimund
Hoghe

Gérald
Kurdian

Joris
Lacoste

Steven
Ladd

William
Ladd

David
Levine

Faustin
Linyekula

April
March

Sarah
Michelson

Kate
Moran

Pascal
Rambert

Brian
Rogers

Peter
Sellars

Burt
Sun

Lotte van
den Berg
   

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