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OSGEMEOS

Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo
São Paulo, Brazil, 1974


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OSGEMEOS move fluently between languages, combining muralism and traditional pictorial practices to produce an ever-expanding dreamscape. A São Paulo-based duo, twins Otávio and Gustavo Pandolfo have included the visual repertoire of graffiti into contemporary art since the mid-90s, developing works on various media, from paintings to site-specific installations.
Their characters blend identities of Brazilian folklore with figures from the São Paulo hip-hop world in fantastic allegories of social life in large cities. In their trajectory, OSGEMEOS have intimately associated their pictorial practice with a graphic solution for the urban landscape’s homogeneity. 


Among their recent solo exhibitions are
OSGEMEOS: Nossos Segredos, CCBB Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2022); When the leaves turn to yellow, CAC Malaga, Malaga, Spain (2022); Segredos, MON – Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil (2021); Portal, Lehman Maupin, New York, USA (2020); Segredos, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2020); You are my guest, Fosun Foundation, Shanghai, China (2020); Julio Le Parc & OSGEMEOS, Carpintaria, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2019) and In Between, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, USA(2018). OSGEMEOS have also participated in the group shows Globe as a palette/ Contemporary art from the Taguchi Art Collection, Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan (2019), Brazil, Leon Tovar Gallery, New York, USA (2018) and Everything you are I am not: Latin American contemporary art from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Mana Wynwood, Miami, USA (2016).


The artists’ works have been included in important public collections, such as MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil and The Franks-Suss Collection, London, UK.