Street art piece
Tear us Apart
Street Art Museum Amsterdam
Alex Senna (b. 1982) is an artist and illustrator from Sao Paulo. He is widely known for his expressive murals of lanky characters that usually revolve around love, romance and friendship that bring an overwhelming softness to their grey urban surroundings. A self-taught artist inspired by creatives such as Speto, Vitché, Twist, Ziraldo, Walt Disney and Will Eisner, Senna combines illustration, comics, and graffiti from the 1990’s into a playful poetic narrative. Alex has exhibited and painted murals in Brazil, England, Italy, South Korea, Russia, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Spain.
Westside de Vlugltlaan
Gone / Illegible
Tear Us Apart' perfectly represents the style of Brazilian artist Alex Senna, recognised as one of the main continuers of the Latin graffiti-comics tradition started by Os Gemeos. Senna's work, however, is characterised by a style even closer to the world of illustration, always in black and white and with an extremely limited use of colour, which in this case is limited to the background.
The artwork plays on the theme of separation and distance through the use of different iconographic elements such as the padlock, the matchstick, etc.