Daniel Melim's first European Solo show in Hamburg

Posted on January 23, 2018

Daniel Melim’s studio is in São Bernardo do Campo, the industrial city close to São Paulo in which he was born, and which is also the birthplace of the Brazilian labour movement. Melim studied painting, and in addition to his major pictorial body of work, has become one of Brazil’s leading contemporary muralists. Since 2000 Daniel Melim develops urban interventions using stencil, rescuing this style, which is, historically, the origin of the street art in Brazil. Its production is characterized by the selection of locations, seeking deteriorated spaces that provide numerous compositional elements (colour, texture, position). Melim's “Mural da Luz” was chosen as the most iconic one of São Paulo, which is a great accomplishment knowing São Paulo is the home of other great artists like OsGemeos, Nunca, Cranio and Eduardo Kobra.

Now Daniel Melim's first European solo show will open this Thursday at the LKB/G in Hamburg. In his new exhibition titled "Rouge", Melim tried to tackle the difficult issue of the representation of women. Equal rights, empowerment or equal opportunities are key subjects in his new show and with the current #metoo debate and the Times Up movement, the theme is as current and relevant as it will ever be. Playing with stereotypical pop-art like images of women as well as texts and statistics referring to the subject. The contrast of beauty and colors are shown in varied planes, textures and the composition.

Rouge by Daniel Melim will be on display from the 25th of January until the 24th of February at LKB/G. LKB/G is a young contemporary art gallery in Hamburg (Germany) focusing on underrepresented positions especially from the Global South with special attention on Africa and Latin America. The gallery establishes an unconventional gallery concept and thus creates a unique platform for creative minds and artists. They are particularly dedicated to this side of the art market and form an innovative stage for contemporary art at eye level. LKB/G exhibits carefully selected and curated contemporary art and manages a dynamic program of exhibitions and curatorial projects. They focus on contemporary artistic discourses, while facilitating collaborative projects with local and international partners, institutions and artists.