(text previously published at Modart website)
a Mateus Grimm, Diogenes DSM and Trampo exhibition
+Apto (meaning “more apt” in Portuguese) is a group show curated by Lucas Ribeiro and featuring the urban artists Mateus Grimm, Diogenes DSM and Trampo. It takes place at a temporary art gallery created inside a huge science and technologies museum, the PUCRS MCT, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, which is showing a full-year exhibition about Darwin.
For this show the artists studied the Theory of Evolution and related scientific knowledge to create a series of new works. The result is an expression of different feelings and points of view on how the discovery of Evolution has effected the human race. This collaboration makes sense as the science museum is a space that show’s complex knowledge in an understandable way and these artists are especially apt at creating art that is insightful as well as graphically appealing.
Luis Flavio aka Trampo and Mateus Grimm, the most prolific and well known artists working with street and skateboard related art in the south of Brazil, together with the up-and-comer Diogenes DSM, are also collaborating on a mural inside the museum. The painting will change every month through the end of the year and illustrates the voyage of Charles Darwin around the world, onboard the ship HMS Beagle, and his mental quest to solve the riddle of Evolution.