FACTORY FRESH presents: LICHEN On July the 10th, São Paulo will invade Factory Fresh, as LORO VERZ, MUNDANO and APOLO TORRES arrive with an assorted collection of their most recent individual and collective production.
The three artists are presenting different points of view and aspects of the life in São Paulo, Brazil, conveying their interpretations to a strong organism of many environments, the Lichen. The Lichen is the result of the symbiotic association of fungus with a photosynthetic partner, such as algae or cyanobacterium, and they live as a single culture. Although it’s severely affected by pollution, it’s very resistant to the absence of water and nutrients, being able to survive even in deserts and places taken by a huge cemented, grey area, like São Paulo and other conurbations around the globe.
APOLO TORRES, LORO.VERZ and MUNDANO have been highlighted in the recent years, and their individual work is well known in São Paulo and was exhibited at cities like London, Milan, Paris and Tel-Aviv. For the first time in New York, the show promises to be unique, and much focused on their roots.