Eduardo Srur has been embellishing the world with street art worldwide including a variety of contemporary sculptures.
Born in São Paulo, Eduardo Srur began his career as a painter before focusing on urban interventions. His works occupies public space in order to draw people’s attention to the environmental and everyday issues affecting large and mega cities. The aim is to always expand the presence of art in society and bring it closer to people’s lives. Taking the public sphere and the government as his prime targets, the city itself is transformed into a lab for Srur to engineer new artistic experiences.
Srur’s body of work serves as a guide to the city’s mismanaged spaces and the glaring lack of coherent urban planning. Above all, they are conceptual critiques that elicit social awareness and draw the gaze to a new understanding of the visual arts in the built environment.
Srur has stage numerous urban interventions in São Paulo city and participated in exhibitions in a range of countries including Cuba, France, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, The Uinted Kingdom and Germany.
He is founder and owner of ATTACK Intervenções Urbanas, a company specialized in the production of special projects in urban space.
In scales proportional to the size of the metropolis, his works mix humor and social criticism in very well-planned doses.
“We cross the fringes and barely notice the filth of the river anymore,” says Srur, a kind of ecology of the arts. “I hope that with the PET bottles in the Tietê I draw attention to the problem of sewage.”
Srur began, like most artists, painting canvases. Soon he decided to leave for such urban actions. The idea was to increase the number of spectators and provoke them.