Eduardo Kobra is a civic-minded artist. The subjects of his portraits are humanitarians, architects, scientists, political leaders and rebels — people that, one gets the sense when viewing Kobra’s radiant body of work, have pushed humanity forward. The artist is known for his kaleidoscopic murals that pulse with eye-catching colors, and will debut a new body of large-scale paintings at Rome’s Dorothy Circus Gallery on May 9 for his solo show, “Peace.” Kobra’s portraits for the show feature Nelson Mandela, Mala Yousafzai, Mother Theresa, the Dalai Lama and others. He realistically renders the recognizable faces of these public figures, but filters them through geometric patterns of saturated, bright colors that speak to their positive messages without using words.
“Peace” will be on view at Dorothy Circus Gallery May 9 through June 25 and Kobra will be paintng a 15 meter mural on the facade of MAAM Museum “Museo dell’Altro e Dell’Altrove”, curated by Giorgio de Finis, during his stay in Rome.