Previously on EWAT [Fri 20 – Thu 26 Feb]
Oscar Niemeyer was a Brazilian architect basically being a key figure for developing the modern architecture, a movement started in the turn of 20th century. Although Niemeyer could not get a visa in the 60s due to his political views (he was more left than US could afford at the certain time) the house was built in 1963 through correspondence in letters.
“I Don’t Wanna Dance” spent three weeks at Number one in the UK Singles Chart. A very happy rhythm describing a very sad moment of a life.
Henrique de Franca lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In this project he used pencil and charcoal to express some aspects of childhood, more specifically some aspects of his own childhood with respect of Catholicism in Latin America.
“For a lot of people they are a status symbol and main source of revenue […]. American antique cars are spread all over Cuba. Most of the cars are still working, after more than 55 years.” Thomas Meinicke explains.
His main techniques are graphite and acrylic painted on wood. If someone looks closer on the work could identify the innocence of the children wrapped in a real world, a world that is there to be described.