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November 24, 2008

Meet the correspondents: SÃO PAULO > Juliana Russo

"I was born in São Paulo and I can't have enough of this city. I walk the streets scrutinizing its disorganized architecture, its strange monuments of concrete, the graffiti and the posters on the walls. I'm specially fond of the old architecture lost in between buildings and avenues, and of the people, the youth, the elderly, the homeless... All those images are the material I use to create my drawings.

Most recently my biggest interest is the renaissance of the urban space. My wish is for art to become closer to everyday life, to be more accessible —not limited to the galleries and museums— and to be presented in alternative spaces that haven't been used. Art should help us reflect and be critical of how we live."

• Juliana's website.


marina said...

Welcome, Juliana!
I liked what you wrote! I had a look at your website - your illustrations are wonderfull!
Waiting to more stuff from São Paulo!

Pedro said...

Your written description of S Paulo is perfectly translated in your drawings. Great website.

juliana russo said...

Thanks Marina and Pedro,
I'm happy to be here in Urban Sketchers, it's great!

denis said...

very very very very very cool

Stephen Gardner said...

Welcome Juliana, I really like the posted drawing and look forward to seeing more.

Veronica Lawlor said...

Welcome! I really like your posted drawing - the tv satellites sprinkled around add a great quirky personality! Looking forward to your posts.

Nelson said...

I'm suspicious to say anything about your art. You know I love everything you create.

4ojos said...

Welcome to this community, Juliana!

Nina Johansson said...

Welcome Juliana! I love your drawing here and the work you show on your webside - awesome, all of it! I´m looking forward to seeing more of your posts!

Lucie Geffré said...

Wonderful sketch! I like it very much.

Donald Maier said...

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RUY_a said...

Olá Juliana,

Gostava de começar a pintar em aguarela.

Sabe se posso encontrar na Internet dicas (ou algum curso) de como iniciar?


beá said...

Como obtenho informações em português ou espanhol de como fazer inscrição para o evento de julho em barcelona?