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Mattress Factory – Lyrical

June 2, 2020

Over the past 40 years, the Mattress Factory has shown approximately 700 artists, whose works extend and compliment the museum’s historical oeuvre.

The gallery-spanning installation Lyrical, by OSGEMEOS, produced in September 2018, have invited to a combinatory experience of dreams, time, myth, music and motion. Through the entrance, the viewer has gained access to another realm or a surreal and mystical world combining influences from the artists’ collection, family and their own dreams. (Lyrical was curated by Margery King)


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Photos by Tom Little



June 2, 2020

Lehmann Maupin Gallery (Hong Kong), from March 26 until May 12, 2018

Déjà Vu extends OSGEMEOS’ approach to their exhibitions as an immersive, multi-sensory experience, as exemplified in their many international institutional shows. The exhibition pays tribute to music in particular with their mixed media sound installation, White Carnival (2016), where the artists have painted their characters directly onto speakers in a formation that resembles a choir. More traditional paintings from a recent series of work pays homage to the late 1970s and early 1980s, the period which represents a coming of age for the artists. This era, considered the golden age of hip-hop, is intrinsically linked to their practice with comparisons evident in the bravado, improvisational structure, and descriptions of everyday life on the streets. Additional paintings reflect upon lived and imagined experiences the artists share, including allegorical motifs such as water and the moon and stars, which have long appeared in their work, rendered vividly to conjure a lucid dream state.

Similar to the Surrealist artists of the early 20th century, OSGEMEOS seek to defy conventions and push boundaries in art and society through the unbridled exploration of the subconscious and one’s imagination. In direct contrast to the surrealist notion of a solitary dream space, the twins have described a shared intuition and subconscious experience that is translated visually through their collaborative process. Through their art, OSGEMEOS seek to empower their audience to consider their own subconscious.


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Installation view

Courtesy the artists and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Photo: Kitmin Lee


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Installation view

Courtesy the artists and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Photo: Kitmin Lee




Installation view

Courtesy the artists and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong


Vancouver Biennale OSGEMEOS

OSGEMEOS finish their new mural in Vancouver

September 3, 2014

After three weeks, OSGEMEOS finished the gigantic 360 degrees mural, that is now part of the Granville Island’s landscape, in Vancouver, Canada.

Check out parts of the process in the video.


OSGEMEOS participate in the Vancouver Biennale

August 20, 2014

After the success of the exhibition Opera of the Moon, that in two months had more than 60 000 visitors in Galpão Fortes Vilaça, in São Paulo, the artist duo OSGEMEOS lands in Canada, for the Vancouver Biennale, which takes place between 2014 and 2016. A 360o wall, with 20 meters high and over 2,000 m² will be created by the brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo in six gigantic silos, alongside the famous Public Market, Emily Carr University and the False Creek on Granville Island. The site attracts over 10.5 million visitors per year.

2014_OSGEMEOS_mural_bienal_vancouver_copyright_sergio_magro_01Photo: Vancouver Biennale / Sergio Magro Global BC

The first challenge for the artists was to find a location beyond the conventional. “As the proposed Biennale has a strong connection with sculpture, so we decided to find a place where the painting can be transformed, creating a dialogue between two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds.” explain OSGEMEOS. According to them, another aim of this project is to bring the characters to Vancouver while sharing perspectives and cultures and establishing a relationship between the people who frequent the site, and integrate this work into the city scenery.

 The False Creek influenced the choice of location. “For us, the water acts as a vein, symbolizing life and it is very present in our work,” say the artists. In addition, the site is highly sought in Vancouver for water sports practice, such as canoeing, and by the residents themselves, for leisure and boating.

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According to Barrie Mowatt, president and founder of the Vancouver Biennale, the mural will become one of the most iconic public works in the history. “OSGEMEOS have exhibited at some of the most prestigious art institutions in the world, including the Tate Modern in London and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. We are immensely proud to welcome their first work in Canada. ”

With the new wall, the Brazilian duo will join the group of international artists who are participating in the Vancouver Biennale, as Ai Weiwei, Andy Goldsworthy, Vik Muniz and Jonathan Borofsky.

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The Vancouver Biennale is a non-profit charitable organization that celebrates art in public space. Each exhibition transforms the urban landscape into an Open Air Museum, facilitating globally-inspired cultural experiences where people live, work, play and transit. The Biennale features internationally renowned and emerging contemporary artists that represent a diversity of cultural perspectives and artistic disciplines, including sculpture, new media, performance works and film. The objective is to use great art in creating a catalyst for learning, community engagement and social action. For more information, visit vancouverbiennale.com.


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Final weeks of the show ‘Opera of the Moon’

August 1, 2014

The show Opera of the Moon is in its final two weeks at the Galpão Fortes Vilaca, in São Paulo, Brazil. The exhibition, which is open to the public until August 16, presents new works including paintings, sculptures and installations.

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Consult the operating hours and other information regarding the exhibition at the Galeria Fortes Vilaça’s official website: Galpão Fortes Vilaça – Opera of the Moon – OSGEMEOS

Galpão Fortes Vilaça
Rua James Holland 71 | Barra Funda
01138-000 São Paulo Brazil


Opera of the moon – Galpão Fortes Vilaça – São Paulo

July 4, 2014

The “Opera of the moon” exhibition consists of approximately 30 new works within an immersive environment where the narrative universe of OSGEMEOS takes on a new dimension. In the first room, a flurry of paintings, sculptures and installations seem to be pulled by an extraordinary vortex, involving the visitor completely in the environment. In the second room, a special work that was kept secret until the opening day of the show – a giant zoetrope giving life and motion to different characters within a huge sculpture surrounded by ocean and moonlight. This room also features a soundtrack composed in partnership with Ben Mor (USA) and DJ Zegon (Brazil). In a third space, the visitor finds a home made especially for the gallery, with an interactive 3D installation also with original music composed by DJ Zegon. Beside the house, more paintings and sculptures, including the work “Portrait with Paminondas” – a special installation that allows visitors to leave the show with a picture next to one of their endearing characters.

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Opera of the moon
29.06.2014 | 16.08.2014

Galpão Fortes Vilaça
R. James Holland 71 – Barra Funda

Tuesday to Friday, 10 am – 7 pm*
Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm*
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays
*Last entry allowed until 30 minutes before closing time.

Free admission