Brazilian artist Carlos Eduardo Fernandes, AKA Kobra, is one of the most recognized muralists in the world. His works are featured in over 17 countries.
His latest work of art is a mural painted in his studio in Sao Paulo, which depicts five children of different ethnic backgrounds wearing face masks. The work represents the unity of all religions and nations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Galleries and art brokers in Brazil and New York have already begun securing bookings to display the mural. Afterward, it will be auctioned online and 100% of the proceeds will be used to help the homeless and refugees in Sao Paulo.
Kobra has immortalized famous personalities from history and pop culture such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Ziggy Stardust, Gandhi and Mother Teresa.
Kobra’s mural Etnias (The Ethnicities), in Rio de Janeiro, stands at a staggering 50 feet tall. It’s in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest example of graffiti in the world.
Americas Now Correspondent Maria Valls spoke with Kobra about life and art in Brazil during COVID-19. They also discussed some of his future projects.
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