Multimedia artist Hudinilson Urbano Jr was one of the pioneers of Xerox art in Brazil. In 1977, he began experimenting with multiple artistic expressions such as drawing, painting, mail-art, graffiti, Xerox art, performance, and urban interventions. The male human body is a recurrent theme in his oeuvre. In 1979, he founded the group 3nós3 with artists Rafael França and Mário Ramiro. Together, they carried out urban interventions in São Paulo’s urban landscape until 1982. From 1982 onwards, he initiated the series Exercício de Me Ver (Exercise for Seeing Myself), which consists in the xerographic reproduction of parts of his own body. In the mid 1980s, he developed a close working relationship to artist Alex Vallauri, producing graffiti and stencil works from then onwards.
His works have been exhibited at Galeria Chaves in Porto Alegre, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, the 1st Bienal de Havana, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, the 18th Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, the 3rd Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul in Porto Alegre, Casa das Rosas in São Paulo, Centro Cultural São Paulo, and Galeria Jaqueline Martins in São Paulo.
Courtesy of Galerie Jacqueline Martins