100 faces of @herodejaneiro
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Hero de Janeiro is, as its name suggests, a real Hero, but fortunately from Amsterdam. Hero is a cheerful and sociable person and we see that reflected in all his works. We often see his fashionable StreetArt popping up in the streets of Amsterdam. The fact that these works sometimes only linger for a few hours indicates that the works of art are very popular, so we see him as a real Amsterdam StreetArt Hero. His frequent characters are Jip & Janneke, the 17th century Soldier and Karl Lagerveld, who all carry a ghetto blaster as their attribute. The use of the ghetto blaster refers to Hero's musical side, because while he entertains the Amsterdammers during the day with his works of art, he makes them dance to his Hero beats at night.
Not only can his work be found in Amsterdam, other cities worldwide can also count themselves lucky with the cheerful works that were placed by the artist himself. His work can be described as very recognizable, unique and uplifting.
He completes the smaller works by applying varying frames around the work, which he then sticks on the city walls. The larger works are attached directly to the wall using stencils. They have one thing in common and that is that they all want to make you feel happy. He has used the figures with which he has become best known in Amsterdam and the surrounding area; Karl Lagerveld, Jip & Janneke, the tough penguin, the 17th century soldier and the old Dutch milkmaid. At the center of this new exhibition; his latest work the 100 faces of Hero represent Hero de Janeiro the best by regrouping all of these iconic figures that inspired him to this day and by bringing them to life in this unique style for which he is world renown for.