September 27, 2019–January 12, 2020


Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery

  • OSGEMEOS, Courtesy the artists and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul

The Brazilian artist duo OSGEMEOS—identical twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo—is internationally celebrated for their vibrant and playful street art, public murals, and studio work. Through painting and sculpture, OSGEMEOS (the artists’ nom de plume; Portuguese for “the twins”) creates immersive spaces that blend wide-ranging influences, from folkloric and contemporary elements of Brazilian culture to graffiti, hip-hop, and international youth culture. Born in 1974 in São Paulo, OSGEMEOS progressed from clandestine street art to commissioned outdoor murals and art gallery exhibitions. Using a shared visual language, the twins often populate their works with a cast of long-limbed yellow figures with bold outlines, enlarged faces, and simplified features, telling stories of fantasy, family, social change, and how tradition and progress coexist in Brazil.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum

The Frist Art Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of




          Lindsey and Howie Arnold        
          Haley and Clay Blevins
          John and Melinda Buntin
          Jennifer and Billy Frist
          Bob and Julie Gordon
          Frank and Gwen Gordon
          Gail Gordon Jacobs
          Louise and Neil Kohler
          Neil Krugman and Lee Pratt
          Kent Rollins




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