Alexandre Orion (1978) is a street artist and photographer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He started his art under the influence of urban culture and the world of graffiti at the age of 13. While his adolescent instinct drove him, the hard reality of the streets called for new ideals and later evolved into art that focuses more on social issues. In his own words, “a city is not a gallery; cities are themselves full of meanings”. Now he draws inspiration from multitudes; silence and thought; experiences and memories; happiness and suffering. An artist amid the crowd, the many found within him. Humanity lives in Orion: his time unique, his universe collective space. Recently he has been looking at images composed by using both painting and photography. His work subtly but provocatively explores boundaries between languages and their capabilities for abstraction and representation from both the conceptual and formal point of view.
Orion has held several solo exhibitions internationally, and also has his works shown or acquired by Foundation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain in Paris, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Itaú Cultural in São Paulo, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam, Deustche Bank and Mad Museum in New York, the Milwaukee Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Spencer Museum of Art, both in Kansas USA.
Alexandre Orion is a multimedia artist whose work has an intrinsic relationship with the city, either as a subject or as a stage for people and their activities.