Ricardo Negro Exhibition
Earlier this year Ricardo Negro visited London to promote his range of flip flops for Havaianas, in between his busy schedule he popped into Qbic London to visit his friends from Cafe Art and gifted us with a touch of Brazil in the form of a graffiti mural.
It is safe to say that anyone who sees the mural walks on with a smile, so we are very excited to host an exhibition of Ricardo Negro’s favela inspired works at the hotel. The São Paulo graffiti artist will be raising funds from the sale of the paintings for Café Art, who will also be showing the 20 Minha São Paulo photos taken by homeless people in Sao Paulo back in 2015 – when Ricardo and Cafe Art first met.
The exhibition opens Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 6pm with a Brazilian themed evening – expect music, food, drinks and art – all our favourite things!
Cafe Art Present My São Paulo
We have always been strong believers in working with and supporting local social impact initiatives as well as emerging artists, which is why our relationship with Café Art blossomed from the moment our paths crossed in Spitalfields Market back in early 2014.
Cafe Art hangs art created by homeless and recently homeless people in cafes around London with the aim of reconnecting people back with society. Every year they run the MyLondon Photography Contest with the winning images making up a calendar. As well as providing a base for Cafe Art to operate from, each year we purchase and exhibit the final MyLondon images for all to enjoy.
In 2015 Paul (Cafe Art founder) went to São Paulo to help a group create their own version of the Calendar. The Ricardo Negro Exhibition will also showcase the 20 finalist images from São Paulo – a rare treat here in London!
Havaianas and Ricardo Negro
Art is one the most beautiful and authentic ways to share a country’s culture. Ricardo Negro has collaborated with Havaianas on three different designs, representing the way Brazilian communities see beauty and happiness. These new models aim to reflect the spirit of Brazilian street art and incorporate the country’s culture into the designs, thus showing the diversity of favela life through very expressive colours.
The Ricardo Negro Havaianas collaboration flip flops will be on display as part of the exhibition at Qbic Hotel London from Tuesday April 11th 2017.