This was the opening of the exhibition "Marco Zero". The exhibition shows works created during the artist residency of visual artist Pauline Zenk at Estúdio Lâmina in São Paulo. Curator was Luciano CortaRuas.
"MARCO ZERO" describes my visual approach to São Paulo: Never having been to São Paulo, the city was like a blank sheet of paper for me. I gradually got to know the city through making drawings and portraits starting from Praça do Sé, which is not only the antique center of Sao Paulo, but also the point where a stone sign "zero" marks the beginning of the expansion of the now 11 Million city.
The whole exhibition can be seen as a visual diary, capturing my impressions and experiences of scenes observed in the streets of São Paulo, as well as a series of portraits. In these portraits, street sketches, and drawings based on old photographs from the Mario Andrade Biblioteca São Paulo Photography Archive I tried to capture the identity of this fast and contrastive city and its inhabitants.
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