Olive47

"The first time I saw Os Gemeos paint was when they were working on their mural for the outside of the Tate Modern in 2008. Watching the piece evolve and the reactions to the brilliant yellows and oranges against the grey London sky, their piece stood out as a beacon of a divergent direction appearing in street art at the time...a break from the traditional idea of graffiti as an exclusive destructive movement/vandalism into a means of inclusive personal storytelling that the average person, regardless of artistic background, can relate to. Their work, along with the work of Blu and others raised the awareness of street art/graffiti to the mainstream as a viable art movement. Now, we can all be taken more seriously as skilled artists rather than criminals."