Mermaid  - Eduardo Kobra - Eden Gallery

About The Artwork

"Mermaid" by Eduardo Kobra is an enchanting Original Acrylic on Canvas that reimagines a classic masterpiece through a contemporary lens. Botticelli's iconic Venus is at the center of this captivating work, reinvented with Kobra's signature kaleidoscopic pattern. This vibrant, intricate design breathes new life into the classic figure, imbuing her with a modern, dynamic aesthetic. Surrounding Venus, the canvas is a symphony of blues and whites, thoughtfully divided into two distinct patterns. The top half of the canvas features horizontal lines, lending a sense of calm and continuity reminiscent of the serene skies or the gentle flow of water. In contrast, the bottom half is adorned with a rhombus pattern, creating a sense of depth and movement, evocative of the ocean's rhythmic waves or the mystical allure of underwater realms. This division not only adds a visual intrigue to the piece but also subtly nods to the duality of the mermaid legend - bridging the worlds of the ethereal and the earthly. Kobra's "Mermaid" is a masterful blend of classical inspiration and modern artistry, resulting in a visually stunning piece that captivates and inspires. 

About The Artist

From São Paulo outskirts to the world: this is Eduardo Kobra. 

Born in 1975 in a poor neighborhood in São Paulo, Kobra began his career at 12 years old and, since then, has become one of the most recognized street artists in the world. With more than 5,000 murals over five continents. He currently holds the record for the largest graffiti mural in the world. First for creating his illustrious mural “Las Etnias” (The Ethnicities) for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Then a year later he beat his previous record with his monumental work at Cacau Show Headquarters, a masterpiece that took 700 hours to complete and more than doubled his 2016 record. Influenced by the pop-art movement and both modern and contemporary artists, the realism in his designs make his flat-surfaced enormously colourful wall paintings appear three-dimensional and alive with life.

With his project Greenpincel (2011), Kobra revealed his strong commitment to the environmental cause. Climate change, water pollution, deforestation, predatory fishing, and mistreatment of animals became strong themes present in his work. In “Stars of Peace”, Kobra depicts individuals who have given hope to the world through their lives, such as Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Malala Yousafzai, and Anne Frank.

Kobra is involved in social causes, such as food collection campaigns and initiatives aimed at bringing art to poor communities, especially children who have no access to basic amenities. In 2021, he started the Kobra Institute, which aims to bring art to vulnerable people in Brazil. During the pandemic, he led an initiative together with the private sector to raise funds to build oxygen plants for COVID-19 patients


Eduardo Kobra | Original Acrylic on Canvas

188x186 cm | 74x73 in

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