Collection of works by Daniel Bruson ANIMATION DIRECTOR & GRAPHIC ARTIST ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬

Abaporu Festival 2014


Abaporu is a music festival that took place on October 2014 in Votorantim, Brazil, produced by my good friends from Rasgada Coletiva. They invited me to create this series of paintings as part of the promotional actions for the festival.

Abaporu (from Tupi-Guarani language meaning something like “the man that eats people”) is the name of one of the most famous paintings in Brazilian art, executed in 1928 by Tarsila do Amaral. It inspired the Anthropophagic Movement, intended to “devour” the canon of Western art to create something culturally Brazilian.

Based on that aura of cannibalism and with the help of Pêu Ribeiro, I decided to buy some cheap, used LP records and “cannibalize” them, by painting scenes of anthropophagy above the original covers using a grotesque sense of humor.




Below are some before and after pictures.