ArtRio

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ArtRio is happening right now in Rio: pop-up galleries and art from all over the place spilling over 200,000 square feet of waterfront real estate in Rio’s rapidly reurbanizing Port Zone.

These were my favorite works in the order I saw them.

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Sam Francis – Blue Jade, 1982

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Betania Samaia – Pão de Açúcar, 2014

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A play on the popular street art movement, Mais amor por favor – “More love please.”

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Michael Staniak

Marcos Ávila Forero

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Moleculagem

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Adriana Minolti

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Fernando de La Roque, who in addition to painting orgy mandalas, blows stencils with weed smoke. Read about his work in this long-form interview with Matias Maxx for VICE Brazil.

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Daniel Acosta

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Sandra Cinto

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Joana Vasconcelos

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Eddie Peake – Still With Four Bananas, An Apple And A Turd, 2014

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Jake and Dinos Chapman – Altered Towers, 2011. The miniature carnage involves skeletons slaughtering soldiers.

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Damien Hirst – Rio, 2014. You’re looking at Maracanã Stadium.

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Pedro Varela

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Marcos Coelho Benjamim

Alexandre Mazza

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Intermission – This is what it looks like outside.

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Lucia Koch – Parede instantânea – forêt, 2013

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Damian Ortega – Bartolomeu Mitre 322, 2009

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Daniel Acosta – Multifunktionalcosmocave, 2006

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Alexandre Orion

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Rogério Reis

Check out the Artsy Guide to ArtRio for more details on visiting September 10-14 in Rio’s Port Zone.

 

 More Art on RioChromatic:

 

jruv_osb19  One Square Block

One square block of street art in the Lagoa district. (link)

 

 

 

 

 

jruv_P1090365_2  Detour: Inhotim

I’m 300 miles north of Rio in the largest gathering of palm trees in the world. I’m in the middle of nowhere surrounded by art. (link)

 

 

 

jruv_IMG_0210_2 The Color House

CASA COR IS OUT OF CONTROL. 80 of Rio’s hottest architects descend on an abandoned hotel spa on Flamengo Beach and make magic. (link)