We are all familiar with street art. In fact, it is safe to say that street are is in itself one of the most refreshing, bold and interactive forms of art there is. We have all seen those murals, spray painted graffiti and street installations often times in our lives, but this artist here fashions a bizarre new take on the very unique culture of street art and street artists alike.
Andre Muniz Gonzaga is Brazilian artist who has been making strides in the world of street art since 1997. Although Gonzaga has also been actively involved in creating your usual works of street art with the techniques of wall paintings and graffiti in his very elaborate painting style, his unique talent stands out particularly in his most peculiar approach. Andre Muniz Gonzaga has made it his life’s work to take over deteriorating, run down, porous and cracked surfaces, be they in the form of beaten down buildings or ruined boulders or barriers. His astonishing style or work rests on the curious act of manipulating these decaying surfaces and turning them in to bizarre works of art. These are creations that dwell in a world not faintly hinted with surrealism, but almost entirely.
Andre Muniz Gonzaga’s unique style of art is in a single word, site-specific. Gonzaga transforms these selected surfaces and structures into distorted, misshapen and well, bizarre faces, visually converting these surfaces and structures into expressive facial distortions in impeccable characteristic quality without actually structurally altering the surfaces at all. His site specific street art has been known to appear not only in his homeland, Brazil, but in several parts of the world such as Senegal, Amsterdam, Portugal and Berlin. Have a look below and see that if ever, any limits we may fathom, are only ever set in place by ourselves, for art has no bounds.