Cranio is a Brazialian artist who started tagging walls in 1998, and now considered to be one of the top artists to deal with the theme of globalization, often highlighting controversies within our contemporary world like corruption and consumerism. His trademarks are his blue and humorous figures that portray Brazilian indigenous people and the effects of globalization on them. 

Cranio speaks to us through his blue Indian characters, and gives us an idea of what they are going through in this contemporary world. In his upcoming first ever solo exhibition in Chicago: Jungle, the artist will grace Vertical Gallery with a wilder touch, showcasing a new series entitled, indeed, ‘Jungle’. The name of both the exhibition and the series of works, emphasizes the contrast between the spiritual lives of these indigenous people and the contemporary lives that most of us are likely to be living. Making us question current consequences of cultural and traditional lifestyles. 

The opening reception will take place this Saturday, August 4th from 18:00 to 22:00, at Vertical Gallery. The exhibition will be lasting until August 25th 2018.

Location: Vertical Gallery, 1016 N Western Ave., Chicago

See what Cranio has been up to here. 

Menno Zandleven