Just got some news from Stephan Doitschinoff aka Calma.  On Wednesday, May 6th, the Brazilian artist will be signing copies of his book, “Calma – The Art of Stephan Doitschinoff” at the MAM (Museu de Arte Moderna) in Sao Paulo.  The event will also feature a screening of “Temporal”, his short film documentary.  

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“Stephan Doitschinoff’s street alias is Calma. This book presents the emblematic and spiritual paintings and murals that the Brazilian painter has emblazoned on houses, churches and walls in rural villages in his South American homeland. His metaphoric imagery feeds off Afro-Brazilian folklore, pagan and alchemic symbolism and contemporary pop culture. For the first time, Calma documents his artistic journey through these rustic areas and presents the complete visual pandemonium of a young urban artist who creates powerful figurative worlds.

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“The title Calma is not only Stephan Doitschinoff‘s alias as a graffiti writer, but also the abbreviation of “con alma” (c’alma) in Latin, meaning “with soul”. His emblematic metaphoric imagery feeds off Afro-Brazilian folklore, pagan and alchemistic symbolism and contemporary pop culture. Doitschinoff composes spectacular murals and applies his extraordinary talent to emblazon houses, churches and walls in rural cities in his South American homeland. 

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“For the first time, Calma documents his artistic journey through these rustic areas and presents the complete visual pandemonium of a young urban artist who creates powerful figurative worlds. His colourful murals and black and white drawings are a sensation internationally and have been shown in galleries and museums around the world.” (via Gestalten)

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Book Signing “Calma – The art of Stephan Doitschinoff”

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Premiere of  “Temporal ” short film documentary.

May 6, 2009, 8pm

MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna – São Paulo – SP – Brazil

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Find out more about “Calma – The Art of Stephan Doitschinoff” and buy it here.

Take a peek at “Temporal” here.