Choque Cultural News
We're pleased to announce the addition of Selon to the site with a number of his limited edition prints.
Santhiago Selon is a young artist based in Goiania, Brazil. His work was recently featured on the cover of the new book "Nuevo Mundo" which documents the rising stars emerging from the Latin American graffiti scene. Santhiago primarily paints in urban situations since his main theme is the city - its movement, colour and architecture. "Interventions" he says "are special too, as each place has its own characteristics." He is also becoming recognised for his studio output on canvas and more recently his self-produced silk screen prints.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
If you're in Sao Paulo this July until the beginning of August there are many print workshops taking place with Choque Cultural's Education Institute initiative.
Artists such as Samuel Casal, Speto and SHN will be demonstrating and leading workshops in woodcuts, silk screen printing, sticker printing and book-making.
There is even a workshop on urban engraving...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
We've added a new artist to our roster and a new print. Barnaby Ward is based in Barbados and his beautiful new print is called 'Takaashigani' meaning Japanese Spider Crab.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Probably one of the most special prints Choque has produced in a long time is the new Ceus Abertos (Open Heavens) created by Calma. First silkcreened in two colours by Estúdio Elástico this limited edition print was then overprinted by Gráfica Fidalga famous woodtype print studio. Its a large scale print with a beautiful hand-printed quality.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Choque Cultural just got back from Basel, where they took part in a project hosted by the Brasilea Foundation. The show runs through to March 10th. Image features SHN with Carlos Dias, Daniel Melim, Presto and Zezão also traveling out there to create works.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Choque cultural presents "The Occupation' - an installation of paintings by the extremely talented Daniel Melim.
For more information about the artist - check this page
From 22nd May at 994 Rua Joao Moura, Sao Paulo
Saturday, May 22, 2010
One of my favourite Brazilian artists has a solo show at Choque Cultural's Rua Moura space.... I wish I could be there, but I'm sure its going to be fantastic. I'm featuring Ramon in my next new book being released in September - he's an exceptional talent who I have been following with pleasure for many years...
opening Saturday 24th April 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Choque Cultural presents a much anticipated solo show of Calma aka Stephan Doitschinoff at the new Acervo Choque space. Opens 10th April until 3rd May.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Choque Cultural do not represent Os Gemeos in any way but we are big fans. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal about Os Gemeos and Sao Paulo's graffiti culture features a few words from Baixo Ribero director of Choque Cultural...
"The Pandolfos (Os Gemeos) have been deeply influential, working with younger artists and developing what could be called a São Paulo school of street art, says Baixo Ribeiro, curator of a recent street-art exhibition at the São Paulo Art Museum. "They instilled a philosophy that this was art, not just fun," he says.
More of the article here..
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
For months Choque Cultural gallery have been preparing for an important show which they were asked to curate at MASP – The Musuem of Contemporary Art in Sao Paulo. The result are spectacular from some of my favourite artists such as Carlos Dias, Ramon Martins, Zezao and Titifreak. Opens November 19th for three months.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Since January's Creative Review magazine write up, artists have been lining up to work with Grafica Fidalga (our friendly Woodtype printers). Especially if an artist is visiting Sao Paulo and Choque Cultural Gallery. Sheffield's Kid Acne produced two great prints using Woodtype text to say "Melhor Que Nada" - better than nothing and "Já vi pior" - I've seen better. On top of the type are then printed two of Acne's famous warrior girl characters in four screenprinted colours.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
This September we have three fantastic new shows from MZK, Rubens Matuck and Nove. Nove's work being a particular favourite of mine.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
New show at Choque Cultural one of our most exciting to date, features artists all over the world with one theme - Calligraphy...
ANDREA BRANCO (São Paulo)
BILLY ARGEL (São Paulo)
BINHO (São Paulo)
BRUCE BISHOP (Los Angeles)
BUIA (São Paulo)
CHIVITZ (São Paulo)
CLAUDIO GIL (Rio de Janeiro)
CRAIG “KR” COSTELLO (New York)
DIMITRY OSKES (Russia)
DIONR (São Paulo/Porto Alegre)
DOES (Santo André)
FEFE TALAVERA (São Paulo / Madrid)
IVAN (São Paulo/Hungria)
JORGE GALVÃO (Curitiba)
JUN MATSUI (São Paulo/Japão)
LUCA BARCELLONA (Milão)
MAGOO FELIX (São Paulo)
MARKONE (São Paulo)
NOVE (São Paulo)
PEDRO INOUE (São Paulo)
PIFO (São Paulo/Tókio)
PINGARILHO (Porto Alegre)
PRESTO (São Paulo)
HONZA (Praga/Republica Checa)
RUBENS MATUCK (São Paulo)
STEPHAN DOISTCHINOFF (São Paulo)
TONY DEMARCO (São Paulo)
TRAMPO (Porto Alegre)
TRISTAN EATON (New York)
WHIP (São Paulo)
Some amazing original pieces available.
Friday, May 1, 2009
The ABC Trust presents A Força da Rua (Force of the Street), an exclusive contemporary street art project bringing together 12 of the finest artists from Brazil and the UK, including Titifreak, Inkie, Speto and Tinho, who have each created a unique piece of art that will help raise funds and awareness for Brazil’s most vulnerable children.
Choque Cultural has collaborated with ABC to coordinate and support this project.
With exclusive prints available here..
Thursday, April 23, 2009
On February 28th, Choque Cultural Gallery in association with Jonathan LeVine Gallery, presents SÃO PAULO a group exhibition featuring a number of Brazilian street artists at the SCION Space in Los Angeles. Participating artists include: Stephan Doitschinoff (aka Calma), Carlos Dias, MZK, Ramon Martins, Silvana Mello, Speto, Titi Freak and Zezão.
A few of the exhibiting artists will be in attendance.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We are excited to have participated with the cover of the January Issue of Creative Review. See full story here...
In the issue also is an article about our new Xirigravuras book and our new prints
Monday, December 15, 2008
As well as the production of the amazing Xirugravuras book, Choque Cultural have been busy working on new original prints. Some have been produced using the woodcuts and or a mixture with traditional Lambe Lambe woodblock print techniques. These include two prints by Derlon and one each by Daniel Melim and Jaca.
Also coming soon in stock new prints by Ramon Martins and Carlos Dias to name a few. Pictured: Print by Derlon, 50 x 70cm on traditional Lambe Lambe paper.
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Thursday, December 4, 2008
We are proud to announce the launch of XIRUGRAVURAS our second artbook production.
Containing 28 original woodcuts created by 26 artists from the southern region of Brazil, it is hand bound and limited to a numbered edition of 400. All hand printed in a letterpress machine. 48 x 33 cm hardcover.
‘Xiru’ means bro, from brother, old fella, good friend, in the traditional way to speak, mixing the slangs of native origins with the traditional from Rio Grande do Sul state. ‘Gravuras’ means artistic woodcut.
A book made between art and friendship. Now in stock.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
ILUSTRADORES is a review of the state of illustration in Brasil. This is unique exhibition with a huge range of established names and younger exponents of illustration. Including historical masters of this genre; Rubens Matuck, Mariza Days Coast, Alan Voss, Orlando, Líbero and Jaca. From a very long list of contributors will also be; Speto, Calma, Rafael Coutinho, Magoo, Danielone, Ete, Fabio Cobiaco, Schiavon, Marisa, Daniel Bileu, Jurubis, Whip, Carlinha Barth, SHN and MZK
Expect to find installations by Whip and Stephan Doitschinoff and all manner of sculptures, objects, ceramics and paintings by the assembled artists covering the walls. This is one jam packed show!
Choque Cultural will also be launching the incredible Xirugravuras book-object!, hand bound, it contains 28 woodcuts created by 26 artists from the southern region of Brazil.
Limited edition (400 numbered. All hand printed in a letterpress machine.
Runs from 8th November until 24th December
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Choque Cultural shows the urban art of brazilian's southern city of Porto Alegre, through its most illustrious representatives.
From graffiti to tattoos, comics and illustration, most of these talents have already been shown in the gallery and have, as a common feature a great sense of refinement.
Together, they don’t represent a "school" or "artistic movement", but all the artists in this collective are open to exchange experiences and influence each other.
The set is very impressive!
September 20 - October 31
Thursday, September 18, 2008