Choque Cultural is São Paulo's premier grafitti and urban art gallery. It made its name for showing art by Brazilian grafitti greats that went on to earn fame and fortune in the U.S., like osgemeos and Spetto. Choque shows art that is mostly ignored by the mainstream galleries and the Brazilian museus, much of it clearly influenced by the street scene and graffitti.
From a press release: "Choque Cultural (meaning Culture Shock) started as a print publisher in Brazil. Over the years they have produced more than 150 print editions on various papers and in different sizes representing the diverse techniques of close to 90 Brazilian and international artists. In 2004, Choque opened their first gallery space in São Paulo, showing exhibitions anchored with a young contemporary audience. Every exhibition is a new installation where the artist brings the aesthetic and energy of the street indoors. In the four years Choque Cultural Gallery has been open, it has exhibited many young contemporary artists; old masters, such as 60’s Pop Gerald Laing; and popular mid-career artists including; Beatriz Milhazes, Vic Muniz, and Shepard Fairey."
From January 17 until February 27 it will be showing works by four American artists:
It is the first time that these four American artists show in Brazil.