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Widewalls Podcast #8: Paulo Ito

March 20, 2015
Sanja Lazic was born in 1990 in Belgrade, Serbia. While studying Journalism at the Faculty of Political Sciences, she discovered that her love towards investigating and exploring is much deeper than she thought. She enrolled into numerous projects including authorship on a student radio and TV station, and worked as a PR and journalist for the Belgrade Jazz Festival two years in a row. Her interest in art comes from a very early age and although she didn’t have the talent to pursue it professionally, she enjoys every day working and writing about it. Her favorite urban artists are Interesni Kazki, Saner and Phlegm. You can contact Sanja via sanja.lazic@widewalls.ch.

When in May last year the Brazilian born street artist Paulo Ito painted a huge mural in his hometown of Sao Paulo criticizing the World Cup, media across the world covered the story. The image depicting a starving boy in tears with a soccer ball on his plate instead of a meal caught the attention of fans of the second most important thing in the world, causing people to talk about what everyone knew but they were afraid to say out loud. It’s been almost a year since the mural went viral and I decided to find the artist behind the controversial mural and ask him about his take on the relationship between art and activism and his current projects (check out our article When Graffiti Matters the Most – Brazil). What I found out was that Ito is a man who doesn’t plan anything, prefers Speto over Os Gemeos and needs a fantastic initial idea for a collaboration to happen. To hear more interesting details on this fantastically talented artist, have a listen below.

Be sure to check out what is new with Paulo Ito on his facebook page. In the meantime, follow Widewalls on SoundCloud.

If you haven’t already, have a listen to our interviews with Olly Walker, Artez, Yasha Young, Kevin Van Gorp, My Dog Sighs, Sickboy, Femme Fierce and Logan Hicks.

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Paulo Ito - Releitura - Parede Viva, 2013
Paulo Ito – Releitura – Parede Viva, 2013
Paulo Ito, Sao Paulo, 2015
Paulo Ito, Sao Paulo, 2015
Paulo Ito, Alcantaramachado, 2014
Paulo Ito, Alcantaramachado, 2014
Paulo Ito - Rua Voluntarios da Pátria, 2015
Paulo Ito – Rua Voluntarios da Pátria, 2015
Paulo Ito with Thiago Alvim - BH
Paulo Ito with Thiago Alvim – BH
Paulo Ito - Beco do Batman - 2014 - São Paulo
Paulo Ito – Beco do Batman – 2014 – São Paulo
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Paulo Ito – Last Supper – Halle – Germany – 2014

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