OSGEMEOS, literally “the twins”, is the pseudonym of brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo, street artists who are well known on the international art scene and who are presenting their first large scale mural in Italy, specifically at the Milan Hangar Bicocca.
Efêmero is the first part of the new “Outside the Cube” program, which starting from 2016 will see the area of over 1,000 square meters outside the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca Cube become a “canvas” made available for site-specific works commissioned annually from international artists. The two Brazilian artists were inspired by the history of the building where train locomotives were manufactured in the last century and they have created the silhouette of a railway carriage on a monumental scale. Chatting with the twins I discover that the work is a tribute to Slav, the 19 year-old writer/artist who died a few days earlier while creating a graffiti near the Greco Pirelli station. In addition to this wonderful and colourful mural, the word Margarida appears on one side, a reference to the boys’ mother.
Before going to see their wonderful creation in real life – on display until April 23rd 2017 – just have a look at the following video in which the artists reveal some of the details involved in the creation of the work along with their personal way of interpreting Street Art.