Os Gemeos Turned Building into Giant Train

Brazilian twin artists Os Gemeos, Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, were recently in Milan, Italy, working on a large mural installation for Pirelli HangarBicocca’s new public art project, Outside the Cube. Their mural, titled “Efemero” (ephemeral) features one of their signature, colorful characters climbing up the hangar-shaped building, painted to look like a subway car. The site-specific piece also incorporates logos from international metro systems and personal messages.

In painting “Efemero”, Os Gemeos wanted to create an image that is linked to the life of the building, which used to house locomotives. As the hooded, squinty-eyed character scales the giant train, we can also imagine the young artists doing the same in their youth in Brazil. “Efemero is like life- like moments in life,” Os Gemeos says. “Your thoughts can be ephemeral, the way you see life can be very ephemeral, the way you share your emotions or love can be ephemeral.”

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