Andre Muniz Gonzaga’s Unusual Painted Rocks

by Jane KenoyerPosted on


Brazilian artist Andre Muniz Gonzaga is a street artist who is recognized for his paintings on irregular surfaces including large-scale rocks. His portraits on degraded and porous surfaces take place in site specific public spaces. The artist also creates works on canvas, however his rock portraits stand out because of their unusual contrasting effect of painting on the shape and texture of a stone or irregular surface. He choses his sites carefully, these are often in poverty stricken and run down urban areas, he works with the preexisting contours and shapes of these surfaces, he then adds the facial characteristics accordingly.