2014

Eduardo Kobra and Urban Forms Foundation

Urban Forms Gallery

Creation of mural in Lodz
Kobra 9, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Kobra 6, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Kobra 7, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Eduardo Kobra (1976) was born in Sao Paulo (Brasil). 
Kobra 04, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Kobra 3, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
When he was 12 he started tagging streets, of course he was arrested several times for vandalizing property (after one of his arrests judge sentenced him to paint a mural at police station). 10 years later he created his first large scale wall (near the Iburapuera Park).
Kobra 8, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
His technique is characterised by combining photorealism with multicolour, and geometric figures that give  image an illusion of kaleidoscope. 
Kobra 13, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Because of his unique and specific technique, he gained thousands of fans all around the world. 
Kobra 03, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Kobra 05, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Kobra 12, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Apart from images of „ordinary people”, in his works he often depicts large format images of prominent people from the world of politics, culture, art and architecture from the cities he visited and elements connected to the history of a given place.
Kobra 1, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Kobra team, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Before the work, Eduardo tries to gain as much information as possible about the place in which the painting will be created in order to connect his picture with the history.
Eduardo Kobra final panorama, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
In some of his projects Eduardo uses dark, dim colours to give his projects a deeper expression and to arouse a nostalgic feeling in the audience that is connected to a given person or place.
Eduardo Kobra final 2, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Kobra 00, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Eduardo puts colourful figures (squares, triangles, rectangles) in a given pattern onto black and white sketches that gives an image an illusion of being 3D. The artist draws an attention with unique, colourful and full of life images.
Eduardo Kobra final 1, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Kobra 17, Eduardo Kobra, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Credits: Story

Director  — Teresa Latuszewska Syrda
Photos — Marek Szymanski
Office manager — Jadzia Krakowiecka
Gallery  — Justyna Bienias

Credits: All media
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