August 20th, 2012

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Rio based graphic artist Breno Pineschi recently was visiting resident at the Victoria & Albert museum during July and August as part of the Rio Occupation London project which brought 30 groundbreaking artists from Rio to London to occupy public spaces around the city this summer – the warmup project for the Rio De Janeiro Olympic games 2016.

An old Brazilian Carnival song says ‘Yes, nos temos Bananas’ or ‘Yes, we have bananas’. While at the V&A, Breno occupied London with his Tropical Clusters Project, a territorial conquest of the city using an object charged with meaning: the banana. The banana as a symbol of the vibrant, magnetic Brazilian culture, representing happiness and inviting participants and audiences to admire the banana clusters which will appear across the V&A and London. He hopes this project will bring some Brazilian laughter to London.

Breno Pineschi works with a wide range of media to create graphic works from installation, set design, motion graphics, fashion and publishing. He is Head of Creation at design firm Hardcuore, leading a team in multidisciplinary graphics. Breno is also the director of the legendary “L.O.V.E. Banana” video for João Brasil feat. Lovefoxxx.

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