Apolo Torres: INCLUSION – A Classic Point of View in a Contemporary Urban World
July 25, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
- (718) 237-8700
Apolo Torres is a painter and muralist from São Paulo, Brazil. He studied industrial design at Mackenzie University, in São Paulo, and studied painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His work dialogues with classical painting, street art, and contemporary art, and he has given solo shows in Brazil, Italy and the United States.
Urban Walls Brazil, created by Roberta Pardo, connects Brazilian street artists with cities worldwide, bringing celebrated Brazilian artists to the streets of São Paulo, Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington DC, Montreal, Paris and now, Dumbo. As a classical artist working in the contemporary street art world, Brazilian muralist Apolo Torres’ work embodies the ethos of “art by anyone for anyone,” weaving the notions of equality, diversity and inclusion into a tapestry that can be viewed by all. Torres’ dynamic work opens the dialogue between classical, contemporary and urban art. This amalgam expresses what the world needs to hear: we are all unique, shaped by our life experiences, but members of a single, diverse and colorful “human” family. For Live at the Archway, Pardo presents a selection of Torres’ work that best demonstrate this diversity and inclusion, and expands our understanding of street art. This one-night-only-show complements Apolo Torres’ new mural, “Heritage,” which will be painted in the Pearl Street Tunnel (between York and Prospect Streets) from July 19-August 8.
Brasil Summerfest is the country’s premier contemporary Brazilian music & arts festival showcasing some of Brazil’s most dynamic artists, as well as film screenings, art displays, talks and special events that celebrate the diverse cultural offerings of Brazil.