Bicicleta Sem Freio Bicicleta Sem Freio Bicicleta Sem Freio
Brasil Brasil Brasil
Sem Freio ("Bicycle Without Brake”) is the internationally acclaimed Brazilian duo of illustrators and muralists, Douglas de Castro and Renato Perreira. They have accomplished in a couple of years what many hope to do in a lifetime. Founded in Brazil, in 2005 Bicicleta’s style draws references from their roots in music, Brazilian culture, their love for the 80s and pop iconography. In just 4 years their work has emerged on multiple large-scale public art installations all over the world, in collaboration with the curatorial collective Justkids. Their work can be seen in major cities like London, Berlin, Hong Kong, Miami, Las Vegas, Montreal or Los Angeles (where they painted the largest building ever downtown).
Their sophistication is revealed by the layers of ideas they depict and the myriad of references they suggest, showcasing an ironic pop iconography and an unexpected juxtaposition of tropical rock’n roll and provocative imagery. More than enough to keep your eyes wide open and plenty to mesmerize you without brake! In addition to their engaging illustrations and provocative murals, they have also collaborated with lots of brands such as Nike, PEPSI, NBA, UFC, Converse, and Vans as well as created gig posters for prestigious artists and bands such as Beck, Kings of Leon, and Vampire Weekend.