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Ocean Cement Silos, Est. 1917, Granville Island

  

Ocean Cement is the oldest and largest tenant on Granville Island. Established on the Island in 1917.

Painted by OSGEMEOS, which means "the twins," Brazilian twin brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo. They're known for their public art, transforming buildings and walls into colourful spray-painted characters.

 

The Vancouver project is the duo's biggest to date.

 

Granville Island, BC CA

  

Sunny day's perspectives......

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On the island of Santa Cruz, dividing the dry forests of Palo Santo from the humid agricultural land on the windward side, are a pair of volcanic sinkholes called Los Gemelos, or the twins. They are often referred to as craters but their formation was caused by a collapse of the land beneath rather than an eruption of a volcano. These geologic structures are impressive to see; the lush green of the surrounding Scalesian forest contrast greatly with the immense gray and black volcanic rock walls.

 

Most visitors do not walk the entire trail at Los Gemelos but only the short distance between the two sinkholes. They lie on opposite sides of the main road that divides the island, making this a convenient stopping point for many tour groups. You could also hire a taxi in Puerto Ayora to make the visit. If you are a biologist, a naturalist, or a birdwatcher, you may want to ask about spending more time than the general 30 minutes or so. The biodiverse forest is comprised mainly of a species of tree unique to the Galapagos, the Scalesia pedunculata. Our guide called it the Broccoli Tree because the branches and leaves look like huge stalks of broccoli. Our short visit was rich with bird sounds, especially the soft twittering of finches. We also saw several varieties of flowering plants very close to the trail. In short, this place deserves a visit of a couple of hours for those that truly want to explore. For those with a checklist of places to visit, a short stop should suffice.

Artists, Osgemeos (Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo) used 1400 spray paint cans to create this mural.

Granville Island, Vancouver, BC Canada 🇨🇦

Part of the highlands that can be visited from the road are these twin sinkholes (not volcanic craters), surrounded by scalesia forest.

 

Vermilion flycatchers are often seen here, as are short-eared owls on occasion. Los Gemelos are about 2km beyond Santa Rosa on the trans-island road. Although the sinkholes lie only 25m and 125m from either side of the road, they are hidden by vegetation, so ask your driver to stop at the short trailhead.

Part of the highlands that can be visited from the road are these twin sinkholes (not volcanic craters), surrounded by scalesia forest.

 

Vermilion flycatchers are often seen here, as are short-eared owls on occasion. Los Gemelos are about 2km beyond Santa Rosa on the trans-island road. Although the sinkholes lie only 25m and 125m from either side of the road, they are hidden by vegetation, so ask your driver to stop at the short trailhead.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

Paint par the twins artist Os Gemeos

 

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Scalesia pedunculata Hook.f. is a member of the Daisy family or Asteraceae, growing to a slender tree (20m tall, DBH 20 cm), and found in dense stands on the humid windward coasts of the islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Santiago and Floreana in the Galapagos Islands.

 

The Galapagos archipelago lies in the southeast trade wind zone, so that climate and weather are dominated by the moisture-bearing trade winds and the topography of the islands. In general, the windward sides of the islands have a much higher precipitation than the leeward sides.

OSGEMEOS, translated as “The Twins”, Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, have worked together since birth. Born in 1974 in São Paulo, Brazil, the twins developed a distinct way of playing and communicating through artistic language as children growing up in the streets of the traditional district of Cambuci (SP). With the encouragement of their family, and the introduction of hiphop culture in Brazil in the 1980s, OSGEMEOS found a direct connection to their dynamic and magical world and a way to communicate with the public. Guided mainly by their willpower, together they explored with dedication and care the various techniques of painting, drawing and sculpture, and had the streets as their place of study.

 

They never stopped doing graffiti, but over the years, this universe created by the duo, with which they dream and get inspiration from, overtook the streets, becoming a language of its own with so many other influences and cultures, and it is constantly evolving. They believe in the encounters and experiences that life offers are natural and delicate. Today, recognized and admired both nationally and internationally, the artists utilize this combined visual language, improvisation and a sense of playfulness to intuitively create a variety of projects worldwide.

 

They have held numerous solo and group shows in museums and galleries in several countries such as Cuba, Chile, the United States of America, Italy, Spain, England, Germany, Lithuania, and Japan. To understand the work of OSGEMEOS, it is necessary to allow reason to be replaced by the imaginary – walk through the doors, allowing ourselves to realize the subtleties in the world around us and to embark on an experience that exceeds the visual: to feel first and to understand later. The twins still live and work primarily in São Paolo.

 

For the Vancouver Biennale, OSGEMEOS created a monumental, 360-degree, 21-metre- (70-foot-) tall mural, the biggest public mural of their career to date and their public artwork debut in Canada. The mural, which measures a colourful 2,183 square meters (23,500 square feet), was created on the six gigantic silos that are part of the Ocean Concrete manufacturing and distribution plant on Vancouver’s Granville Island, alongside the world-famous Public Market, Emily Carr University, and boat docks that attract 10.5 million visitors per year.

Scalesia pedunculata Hook.f. is a member of the Daisy family or Asteraceae, growing to a slender tree (20m tall, DBH 20 cm), and found in dense stands on the humid windward coasts of the islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Santiago and Floreana in the Galapagos Islands.

 

The Galapagos archipelago lies in the southeast trade wind zone, so that climate and weather are dominated by the moisture-bearing trade winds and the topography of the islands. In general, the windward sides of the islands have a much higher precipitation than the leeward sides.

This island is a large extinct volcano. It is estimated that the last eruptions occurred around a million and a half years ago. There is a gigantic lava tunnel that is over 2000 meters long on the island that many tourists visit and walk through.

 

As a testimony to its volcanic history there are two big holes formed by the collapse of a magma chamber: Los Gemelos, or "The Twins".

Grottaglie, Apulia, Italy

According to the Ecocem website their concrete gives increased strength and durability and gives a whiter, brighter, smoother finish. And here I thought all concrete was the same, lol.

The mural on the silos is by the twin Brazilian brothers known as OSGEMEOS.

.... where is the painter.?... may be his brush fell to the ground...

 

Imagine a 360 degree, 23 metre tall mural that's more than 7,000 square metres in size. It's not just any mural, it's the one designed by world famous grafitti artists OsGemeos

  

Scalesia pedunculata Hook.f. is a member of the Daisy family or Asteraceae, growing to a slender tree (20m tall, DBH 20 cm), and found in dense stands on the humid windward coasts of the islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Santiago and Floreana in the Galapagos Islands.

 

The Galapagos archipelago lies in the southeast trade wind zone, so that climate and weather are dominated by the moisture-bearing trade winds and the topography of the islands. In general, the windward sides of the islands have a much higher precipitation than the leeward sides.

The last of this series on Lisbon's 2010-2011 Crono Project: murals by Os Gêmeos (left) and BLU on Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo 26, part

 

I'll document more colossal art by OSGEMEOS from Vancouver, later in the year.

 

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Rua Vicente de Carvalho

Cambuci

São Paulo - SP

On the island of Santa Cruz, dividing the dry forests of Palo Santo from the humid agricultural land on the windward side, are a pair of volcanic sinkholes called Los Gemelos, or the twins. They are often referred to as craters but their formation was caused by a collapse of the land beneath rather than an eruption of a volcano. These geologic structures are impressive to see; the lush green of the surrounding Scalesian forest contrast greatly with the immense gray and black volcanic rock walls.

 

Most visitors do not walk the entire trail at Los Gemelos but only the short distance between the two sinkholes. They lie on opposite sides of the main road that divides the island, making this a convenient stopping point for many tour groups. You could also hire a taxi in Puerto Ayora to make the visit. If you are a biologist, a naturalist, or a birdwatcher, you may want to ask about spending more time than the general 30 minutes or so. The biodiverse forest is comprised mainly of a species of tree unique to the Galapagos, the Scalesia pedunculata. Our guide called it the Broccoli Tree because the branches and leaves look like huge stalks of broccoli. Our short visit was rich with bird sounds, especially the soft twittering of finches. We also saw several varieties of flowering plants very close to the trail. In short, this place deserves a visit of a couple of hours for those that truly want to explore. For those with a checklist of places to visit, a short stop should suffice.

Ocean Cement Silos, Est. 1917, Granville Island

 

Ocean Cement is the oldest and largest tenant on Granville Island. Established on the Island in 1917.

Painted by OSGEMEOS, which means "the twins," Brazilian twin brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo. They're known for their public art, transforming buildings and walls into colourful spray-painted characters.

 

The Vancouver project is the duo's biggest to date.

  

Granville Island,

Vancouver, BC CA

Spanning six cylindrical cement silos, the larger-than-life graffiti mural may be the most ambitious project yet by the Brazilian twin brothers known as OSGEMEOS.

"L'etranger" - "The Stranger' by Os Gemeos (2008).

Heerlen, The Netherlands.

 

Balloon characters are frequent in their work. Only by balloon can one leave this construction site?

 

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Brush your teeth with paint if u Hardcore !

Brasil..........90's

It is a tribute to the influence of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, with works by new artists such as OSGEMEOS, Fefe Talavera, Carlos Dias/Aoseualcance, Raphael Sagarra (Finok), Never, Ise, Rodrigo Branco, Alex Hornest, Mag Magrela and Rimon Guimarães, inspired by the New York artist.

  

Right at the entrance to the Basquiat Exhibition, a reproduction of a studio with scenic and tactile objects that make reference to the influences and universe of Basquiat. In addition to the three interactive works created by OSGEMEOS, Alex Hornest and Rimon Guimarães, there will also be works by Fefe Talavera, Saci Pedro, Never, Mag Magrela, Raphael Sagarra (Finok), Carlos Dias/Aoseualcance, Ise, Herbert Baglioni and Rodrigo Branco.

get your hands on 1,400 cans of spray paint and transform industrial silos into amazing public art......

na expo do osgemeos... (mto boa aliás)

  

The GIANTS

( Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum)

Ocean Cement Silos, Est. 1917, Granville Island

Artistic Impression - HDR Fun

 

Ocean Cement is the oldest and largest tenant on Granville Island. Established on the Island in 1917.

Painted by OSGEMEOS, which means "the twins," Brazilian twin brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo. They're known for their public art, transforming buildings and walls into colourful spray-painted characters.

 

The Vancouver project is the duo's biggest to date.

  

Granville Island,

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

 

A special thanks to all my Flickr friends and visitors, for taking the time to view and acknowledge my photography.

I would also, like to extend my thanks, to all those who place my images in their beautiful galleries, or use my images for their covers.

 

Additionally, I am truly humbled to receive so many thoughtful and generous testimonies. I cannot express how deeply touched and honoured I am, to find such caring and beautifully written words left on my behalf.

 

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~Christie

I promised y'all more Os Gemeos when I posted this one from the Lisbon Cronos Project:

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Here are front & back views of their contribution to the Vancouver Biennale. See the previous/following post for the other side.

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Happy New Year to all of you !

 

Granville Island

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

 

Six industrial concrete silos are being transformed into a vibrant mural, thanks to internationally acclaimed street artists, OSGEMEOS.

The 70-foot tall mural is part of the Vancouver Biennale, an event that celebrates public art.

 

OSGEMEOS, which literally means "the twins," is made up of Brazilian twin brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo. They're known for their public art, transforming buildings and walls into colourful spray-painted characters.

The Vancouver project is the duo's biggest to date.

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Ocean Cement Silos, Est. 1917, Granville Island

**The third giant from the left - currently being filled (see crane above )

 

Ocean Cement is the oldest and largest tenant on Granville Island. Established on the Island in 1917.

Painted by OSGEMEOS, which means "the twins," Brazilian twin brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo. They're known for their public art, transforming buildings and walls into colourful spray-painted characters.

 

The Vancouver project is the duo's biggest to date.

  

Granville Island, BC CA

hy·poc·ri·sy (/həˈpäkrəsē/) : noun

1. from Greek: ‘acting of a theatrical part’, ‘play a part, pretend’.

2. wearing a mask; playing the actor

3. the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.

Painted cement silos in the cement plant on Granville Island.

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The GIANTS

 

Ocean Cement Silos, Est. 1917, Granville Island

**The third giant from the left - currently being filled (see crane above )

 

Ocean Cement is the oldest and largest tenant on Granville Island. Established on the Island in 1917.

Painted by OSGEMEOS, which means "the twins," Brazilian twin brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo. They're known for their public art, transforming buildings and walls into colourful spray-painted characters.

 

The Vancouver project is the duo's biggest to date.

  

Granville Island, BC CA

Europe, Greece, Attika, Greece, Kerameikos trolley bus depot, Nunca/Os Gemeos, Pireos street, street art, fast food delivery (slightly cut)

 

Today graffiti from Athens. in 2008 the somewhat decrepit Kerameikos trolley bus depot with its sagging roof, was covered in several huge street art pieces form the São Paulo (Brazil) artists Nunca (Francisco Silva, 1983) and Os Gemeos ( twin brothers Otavio & Gustavo Pandolfo, 1974). I'm not completely sure, but the part shown here seems to be the work of Nunca.

 

Works of the three of them were shown in the 2008 Street Art exhibition at The Tate Modern (London). A clear case of the upward status mobility of graffiti, as described in the previous post here.

 

The trolley bus depot faces the fascinating Gazi-Technopolis – an old gas factory converted to a centre for modern art and design.

 

Click here to see where this picture was taken. [?]

 

This is number 49 of the Graffiti / Street art album and 32 of Athens/Piraeus.

 

Trabalho no Muro do Colégio Marista no Cambuci

 

Rua do Lavapés

Cambuci

São Paulo - SP

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