Mag Magrela

MAG’S MURALS OF ORANGE-COLORED WOMEN HAVE BECOME A MARK ON WALLS ALL OVER THE WORLD, INCLUDING SAO PAULO, RIO DE JANEIRO, LISBON, LONDON AND NEW YORK.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Mag Magrela was born in Sao Paulo in 1985 and is one of Brazil’s leading street artists. She grew up in the neighborhood of Vila Madalena, the center of creativity in Sao Paulo and has been painting since 2007.

Representing the style of Brazilian graffiti, Mag's artistic expression goes beyond the walls, reaching canvases, performance, clay sculpture, assemblages, embroidery and tiles.

Her studio works are extensions of the artist’s street works. “I came from the street walls to canvas and the two are equally important to me. This is how I feel complete," says Mag.

She finds inspiration in the complex urban sprawl and works around themes that portray the mix of Brazilian culture. Mag’s art expresses pain, suffering, the struggles of living in society, obstacles of daily life and feelings deep in our souls.

Her work has been shown in The Huffington Post, StreetArtNews and Street Art NYC, to name a few. Also, she is part of a feature-length documentary called 'Street Heroines' on female graffiti artists.

Mag & AnnexB

artist Residency

Mag stayed in our studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, for one month and produced her new series of canvases named Pindorama in Flames.

‘Pindorama’ in Tupi means land of the palm trees, a land free from evil. That was the name the Natives called Brazil before the colonization. Her idea was to expose the current momentum that Brazil is going through, without losing hope for better days - after the fire, a new beginning emerges.

Murals

Mag painted a total of five walls in different neighborhoods in NYC, including one in partnership with Welling Court Mural Project, the well-known graffiti project in Queens that has over 130 murals. She also gave Washington, DC a gift - a large mural painted in partnership with Urban Walls Brazil.

 

Exhibition

Galeria, an art gallery/cafe on the Lower East Side, hosted Mag’s first solo exhibition in New York from August 15 to September 15, 2016.

Performance

Mag presented her signature performance-installation Meu Muro (My Wall) at b[x] on August 19, 2016.

LIVE PAINTING

Mag painted a mural at the Beija Flor restaurant on July 23, 2016, during a live art event with live music and Brazilian food.