Known as “The People’s Picasso,” for 35 years Bel Borba has transformed the face of his 500-year-old hometown of Salvador, Brazil with beautiful, grand scale and awe-inspiring art including sculpture, painting, murals and mosaic. Working with tiles, steel, sand, clay, and an eclectic mélange of recycled material including Coca Cola bottles and wood from Salvador’s famed Savaro boats, Borba’s ubiquitous public works reflect his feverishly ebullient personality and unbridled love of community. With an evocative Brazilian soundtrack and lush cinematography that exposes the lavish colors of Salvador, BEL BORBA AQUI explores the intense and intimate relationship between this unique city – a fusion of European, African, and Native Indian cultures – and her beloved native son. Dir: Burt Sun and Andre Costantini. 2012. Digital.
In Portugese w/ English subtitles. 94 mins.
Nightly at 6:45pm & 8:40pm, plus Sat. + Sun. at (3:15pm) & 5pm.
Check out Bel Borba's DIARY of his month-long public art residency in New York City! -- http://diariobaiano.wordpress.com/