Art
1,442 Hypes 0 Comments

JR Unveils Large-Scale Mural at the Iconic Pacaembú Sports Complex

A piece that sheds light on São Paulo’s underprivileged youth.

Acclaimed French artist JR recently unveiled a new large-scale mural at the Pacaembú Sports Complex in São Paulo, Brazil. The site-specific, realist piece portrays an eye looking towards the sky and was installed across sprawling rows of stadium seats. The venue itself is considered a landmark, having hosted the 1950 FIFA World Cup and one of the architectural masterpieces within the boisterous city.

The artist used approximately 1,480 strips of paper to cover the seats of the historic tribune. The eye depicted was that of a young resident from an underprivileged community in Brazil. The work was realized in collaboration with Galleria Continua and Galeria Nara Roesler. All in all, the piece pays homage to the city of São Paulo and its rich soccer history while raising awareness for the overlooked youth in the country.

Get a closer look at the mural in the slideshow above. Elsewhere in art, Dutch photographer Ronin de Goede recently released a visual diary chronicling the everyday life of a Japanese tattoo master.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Barbara Kruger's Famed Pro Choice Poster Has Reappeared in Polish Streets
Art

Barbara Kruger's Famed Pro Choice Poster Has Reappeared in Polish Streets

Amid mass demonstrations following the government’s abortion ban.

Ansel Adams Photograph Fetches Auction Record Price of $988,000 USD
Art

Ansel Adams Photograph Fetches Auction Record Price of $988,000 USD

A mural-sized print of Adams’ ‘The Grand Tetons and the Snake River.’

Ronin de Goede Photographs the Work of a Japanese Tattoo Master in ’ASAKUSA’
Art

Ronin de Goede Photographs the Work of a Japanese Tattoo Master in ’ASAKUSA’

Raw depictions of Yakuza gang members, intimate tattoo sessions and more.

DAYZ Archives Rounds of The Year With "SKOLOCT Rising" Exhibition
Art

DAYZ Archives Rounds of The Year With "SKOLOCT Rising" Exhibition

Burning down 2020.

Yuji Ueda Unveils Eroded Ceramic Planters and Abstract Paintings in Tokyo
Art

Yuji Ueda Unveils Eroded Ceramic Planters and Abstract Paintings in Tokyo

On view at Takashi Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki Gallery.


Nina Chanel Abney Unveils New Arkansas Mural With a Message of Love
Art 

Nina Chanel Abney Unveils New Arkansas Mural With a Message of Love

“STOP – DON’T KILL – LOVE – BLACK.”

Parco Museum to Spotlight Works by HR Giger and Hajime Sorayama in Dual Exhibition
Art

Parco Museum to Spotlight Works by HR Giger and Hajime Sorayama in Dual Exhibition

Giger’s biomechanical creatures meet Sorayma’s ‘Sexy Robots.’

Peter Sutherland Launches "ESCAPISM" Exhibition at DOMICILE TOKYO
Art

Peter Sutherland Launches "ESCAPISM" Exhibition at DOMICILE TOKYO

Alongside a book launch and collaborative apparel with LQQK Studio and Brain Dead.

Jun Cha Unveils 'PROTECTOR' Sculpture Edition in Highly Polished Bronze
Art

Jun Cha Unveils 'PROTECTOR' Sculpture Edition in Highly Polished Bronze

A limited batch of only 12 angel sculptures.

Largest Exhibition of Andy Warhol's Photographs to Go on Display in Paris
Art

Largest Exhibition of Andy Warhol's Photographs to Go on Display in Paris

Examining Warhol’s various themes and techniques throughout his career.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.