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By Eden Gallery,
Posted May 04, 2022 ,
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Born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1975, Eduardo Kobra is a contemporary muralist who has conquered 5 continents with his artistic footprint. He holds the record for one of the largest murals in the world, and is known worldwide for his rainbow-filled, 3D portraits of inspiring historical figures, in the form of massive murals in major cities around the world.
Eduardo Kobra's main inspiration for his artworks mainly involve influential historical figures who have incited social change. These influential figures are numbered in the hundreds and come from all walks of life. He has illustrated icons of peace such as the Dalai Lama, Malala, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Albert Einstein, all included in a huge mural dedicated to winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, titled “Olhares Da Paz." He has made murals of artists who have inspired him, such as his mural “Dali" of Surrealist artist Salvador Dali, and another called “Monte Rushmore” that includes portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Frida Kahlo, and Andy Warhol. Kobra inspired the masses with his murals of inspiring figures that have changed the world and changed their lives for the better. He usually includes a reference to peace through symbols or messaging in his artworks, such as in his mural called “Stop Wars,” a mural with Yoda from Star Wars who is holding a stop sign that spreads messages of peace with the saying “Stop Wars.” Kobra also often makes a point to create murals of figures in meaningful and relevant cities and locations; his mural “Bob Dylan” was created in Dylan's hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where people might feel a sense of pride and meaning when they are reminded of such a huge musical icon who comes from their very city.
Kobra has a massive influence on pop culture. Passersby in cities are likely subconsciously absorbing the messages in his art as they pass by his murals, which inevitably incite inspiration and evoke emotions in people who feel seen by Kobra. This is what he does best-he make himself and his art relatable to the masses, welcoming all types of people to interact with his art. According to his biography, “his sensitivity to social ills resulted int he Augmented Reality project, in which he painted ten panels in ten days in 2015, always calling attention to an important issue - from a missing girl to a homeless man who writes poems, going through the story of a dancer of poor origin from the São Paulo periphery.”
The majority of Kobra's murals can be found on the sides of buildings, to be seen by civilians in their daily lives and activities. This is how Kobra reaches such a large and diverse audience. In doing so, he is bound to spark relatability and emotions int he viewer. Kobra's artworks are also sold by Eden Gallery, who carry his canvas paintings, artworks completed in his iconic style that can be hung in a home or common space.
The artworks of Eduardo Kobra are bound to make a viewer feel inspired, as nearly all of his subjects he chooses to depict current social, political, and global issues. His artworks are colorful and bright, which is an intentional, meaningful way to add excitement to a blank canvas - whatever that may be for him. Kobra's artworks can be found in the form of acrylic paintings on canvas at Eden Gallery locations all over the world, as well as on the Eden website. Explore today.
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