BICICLETA SEM FREIO /   Douglas de Castro x Victor Rocha x Renato Reno


Street Art

Douglas de Castro x Victor Rocha x Renato Reno
September 25, 2014
Nina Karaicic is a journalist with experience in TV and radio media. Born in 1989, she had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Journalism). Interests: Photography, Art, Film, Folklore, Video Games

Bicicleta sem Freio (Bicycle Without Brakes) is Brazilian design and illustration collective who explores with sense of typography mastership the colors, the shapes and curves of a variety of girls, always with a dose of psychedelic and unique humor. Bicicleta sem Freio  have done projects for Sony, Nike, Absolut, Converse and were recently in the USA, where they were involved in actions of urban intervention and attended the Coachella Festival.

Douglas, Victor and Renato met for the first time at the Visual Arts course from the Federal University of Goias (UFG). The BSF came together as a big group of class colleagues that just wanted to have fun, create, draw and animate whatever came into their minds. With influences that go from Edward Mucha to James Jean most of the early work was posters for rock concerts and cultural events. In a way this experience would directly influence the birth of the band Black Drawing Chalks (of the three just Renato isn’t in the band).

Marck Al about this Brazilian trio says: “ Art, design and rock ’n’ roll. It might sound as a cliché but this is the simplest, most honest and coherent way of trying to explain this power trio of illustrators that answers to the name Bicicleta sem Freio. I wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that they live what they draw. Sometimes that doesn’t quite work, but most of the times the result is astounding and genius. The team effort has been raising awareness on all continents, the guys have been lending their unique touch to customers around the world, not bad for three boys riding a bike at full speed without any kind of breaks.”

“… Many stories, some good and some bad,
many songs, some good and some bad,
many designs …” BSF

The Bicicleta sem Freio trio lives and works in Goiânia – Goiás, Brasil.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014Just Kid Euro TourAll over EuroGroup
2014Memorie Urbane FestivalTerracina, ItalyGroup
2014In Wall We TrustAirola, Pannarano, ItalyGroup
2014Scoop LondonRexRomae Gallery, Philips, Howick Place, LondonGroup
2014ART RUA 2014Rio De Janeiro, BrazilGroup
2014Santurce Es Ley Urban Art FestivalPuerto Rico, BrazilGroup
2014Underdogs Gallery's Mural ProjectLisbon’s Naval Club, Cais do Sodré, PortugalGroup
2013Art BaselMiami, USAGroup
2013Art BaselBaselGroup
2013Art BaselHongkongGroup
2012Reveillon Jungle FeverBrazilGroup
2012I Dia Dos Mortos (I Day Of The Dead)MQN, BrazilGroup
2012Tenpo BrazilGroup
2012Mos tra de DesignPraça da Liberdade, BrazilGroup
2012Propaganda FestivalBarranquilla, ColombiaGroup
2012Collective exhibition of stampsNewcastle, AustraliaGroup
2012Cartaz para o Devassa Sessions EspecialCentro Cultural Oscar Niemeyer, Av del Zinc, Avilés, SpainGroup
2012Pocket ExpoAteliê do Grão, BrazilSolo
2012Signed the Corner of Spring 2012Goais, BrazilSolo
2012finger of prose with the beasts of the 45 jelly beans, Scepticon and CháGeladoBH Design, BrazilGroup
2012BLACKBOOK - happy hourGallery Potrich, Jardim Goiás, Goiânia-GO, BrazilGroup
2012The Black HeatGrrenland Place, Camden, LondonGroup