Suriani is part of #TheGalleryProject. #TheGalleryProject includes artworks from 47 artists from 27 different countries. Each work reflects a unique perspective and as a whole, the exhibition series refuses to present a standardized narrative. Rather, it becomes clear that being queer means something different to each artist, whether sexually, politically, or aesthetically.
Each artist represented in the exhibition has developed their own strategies for coping with their lived realities and addressing (or not addressing) them in their art. The works displays sex, fragility, anger, courage, hope, nihilism, strength, fear, and beauty.
About the artist:
Suriani was born and raised in São Paulo. In 2002 while studying Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo, he felt the need to relate to the city through art. He found in graffiti and collages an effective and transgressive way to live the city. In 2007 he moved to Paris to start a masters degree in Fine Arts at the Université Paris VIII. Since then he has integrated the local street art scene.
About the artwork:
My latest series, inspired by the Drag Queen culture is a response to the rise of conservative manifestations against the equality of rights in France and abroad. These hybrid (feminine/masculine) characters bring up the political debate over gender issues. I currently live between Paris and São Paulo where I develop my work in the streets, art galleries, cultural centers and every environment open to the debate of urban diversity.
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I am open to collaborations with artists from different fields, such as street art, performance, video, illustration…
Please visit my website for more information: www.suriani-art.com