In its open air museum, São Paulo has many works by the urban artist Eduardo Cupra. Very realistic images, often based on different color images. We invite you to discover the masterpieces created by the Brazilian artist in São Paulo.
Artist Eduardo Cupra
Born in 1975, just outside the southern zone of São Paulo, Kobra began his history of urban art with “pixação” or “tag”, like other graffiti artists from São Paulo.
Self-taught, he learned and developed his style by studying the works of artists such as Banksy, Eric Grohe, Keith Haring and Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Now he is one of the most famous urban artists in the world, having produced his work in many countries around the world.
The artist was created in February 2021, Great Institute, an organization that sees art as a tool for social change for vulnerable youth in Brazil. The Cobra Institute also wants to be a place to promote various issues through art, such as environmental protection, peace talks, anti-racist agenda, respect between people and fighting for freedom.
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Frescoes by Eduardo Kobra in Sao Paulo
“Be Light” – “Be Light”
R. Oscar Freire, 329 – Garden
While shopping or walking along Rua Oscar Freire, look out for the “Seja Luz” mural. Inside the lamp, the artist painted “Le Penseur” by Auguste Rodin. During his examination in August 2021, Kobra explained to us that it was the idea of humanity during the pandemic.
It is a reflection of how we refocus our values to be the light in the darkness, the light in one’s life.
Like carps in Beco do Batman – carps in Beco do Batman
R. Medeiros de Albuquerque – 352 – Villa Maddalena
The work, located in the Villa Maddalena area, is about the Japanese immigration to Brazil. Through the carp or “Nishigoi”, a symbol of longevity, the artist wanted to show the opposition of the Japanese and immigrants. Back then, the cobra was inspired by works from the Nymphs series by Claude Monet.
live together – live together
R. Henrik Schumann, 782
The mural is a message of faith and hope for all victims of Covid-19 and depicts children from five religions: Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism.
Bellarinas Staircase – Ballerinas Staircase
Stage at Rua Alves Guimarães, 754 – Pinheiros
In Pinheiros street, elegant dancers enliven the square and seem to float on the stairs that connect Rua Alves Guimarães and Rua Cardeal Arcoverde.
Hand of God – Hand of God
through Journalists. João Goulart, 565
The mural, “A Mão de Deus”, is 33 meters high and 7 meters wide. It is located at the end of Minhocão. For Cobra, this is one of his autobiographical portraits, inspired by some very difficult times in his life.
Rua Paulista, 48
It is one of the most famous snake paintings in São Paulo. A tribute to Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is located near Avenida Paulista, one of the most important streets in the city. Despite not being from São Paulo, Niemeyer created many masterpieces in the city, such as the complex architecture of the Ibirapuera Park, the Copán Building and the Latin American Museum.
Linda of Brazil – The Story of Brazil
Rua da Consolação, 2608
The mural “Legend of Brazil” pays tribute to Ayrton Senna. It was painted in 2015 and recently restored, next to a building on Rua da Consolação, at the corner of Avenida Paulista.
Rua Vernau Dias, 476 – Pinheiros
This Cobra wall art is very old. It is located in Largo da Batata, in Pinheiros, and represents some of the members of the famous Clube 27, created by artists such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Basquiat, Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain. Note that Cobra painted a new version of this fresco on New York’s Bohemian Lower East Side.
Bicycle couple – bicycle couple
Rua Tavares Cabral – 61- Pinheiro
O Casal na Bicicleta is a mural in Faria Lima that shows the importance of including bicycles in the urban mobility network.
Peace Is Visible – Peace Is Visible
Av. of the United Nations, 12,555
This 850 meter fresco, which is located on the boulevard ao ciel ouvert of D&D Shopping Mall, is a tribute to the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize: le Dalaï Lama, Albert Einstein, Mère Teresa de Calcutta, Malala Nelson Mandela. , Gandhi Martin Luther King.
R. Vladimir Herzog – 75 years old – Água Branca
Cobra painted this work at the MIS Experiments in São Paulo, inspired by two major works of Leonardo da Vinci: “Monalisa” and “Self-Portrait”.
A thinker – a thinker
R. Cel. Louis American, 130 – tattooed
The painting “O Pensador” and Cobra on the facade of SENAC Tatuapé, on the east side of the capital. The work is inspired by Auguste Rodin’s sculpture and shows a man – the Italian writer Dante Alighieri – thinking. I guess, so I’m there?
Ayrton Senna – Supracao
The Interlagos mural was created in honor of Ayrton Senna’s 80th and 60th birthdays. The event is inspired by his victory in the 1991 Brazilian race, when he won the race in only sixth gear in the car.