"The city is the gallery"

In the early 2000s Srur began his research and the use of public space to develop facilities with new materials and different visual languages, paving the way for the experimental production of urban interventions. His distinguished work "Camp of Angels" was exhibited on the facade of the largest abandoned hospital in South America, in São Paulo (2004). Srur received awards for his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná (2002) and Museum of Art of Santa Catarina (2002). He exhibited in the public space of Paris (2005) and occupied the architecture of secular buildings in the French city of Metz (2005). From 2005 to 2008 he participated in exhibitions in Switzerland, England, Slovakia, Germany, Spain, Holland and Croatia. He was invited to the Havana Biennial in Cuba.

In São Paulo, he strengthened his entrepreneurial abilities and developed several large-scale urban interventions throughout the city's landscape, appropriating bridges and viaducts, polluted rivers and dams, public parks and vacant lots. Dozens of kayaks manned by plastic mannequins were placed on the polluted waters of the Pinheiros River (2006).

In 2008, Srur created sculptures in the form of giant PET plastic bottles along the edges of the Tiete River and interfered with lifejackets on monuments. A replica of an imperial carriage was suspended 30 meters high on the Estaiada Bridge at Marginal Pinheiros (2012). In the same year he built a giant maze of solid waste in Ibirapuera Park. In 2013 "Lighthouse”occupied downtown, an installation with thousands of rats in the Anhangabaú Valley. In parallel, he developed happenings and political performances like "The Art Saves" in front of the National Congress (2011).
His works use the public space to draw attention to environmental and daily issues in the metropolis, aiming to expand the presence of art in society and bringing it closer to people's lives. Some actions promote social activities with children and the public through workshops that share the creative process of the artist outside the academic environment for thousands of people. In order to spread his ideas, Srur gives lectures at schools and important global events such as TED and Sustainable Brands. In 2014, he launched the book "Manual of Urban Intervention" and was elected the Sustainable Citizen by Catraca Livre for his set of work.

In 2017, at the invitation of the curator Adelina Von Furstenberg, he participated in the "Acqua" exhibition in the public space of Geneva (Switzerland) on the occasion of World Water Day. In Argentina, he brought his work PETS to the Paraná River, Rio de la Plata and Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires, during the 1st Biennial of Contemporary Art in South America. In São Paulo, he occupied the contaminated Pinheiros River with the work "Pintado", a monumental and itinerant intervention throughout the city.

An independent artist, Srur works in his studio in São Paulo where he created a personal collection throughout his career that includes series of paintings, sculptures, multiples, photographs, watercolors and prints. In 2020 he will be represented by the Kogan Amaro gallery.

He is the founder and owner of ATTACK Urban Interventions, a company specialized in the design and production of special projects in the public space supporting artistic interventions.

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