Andrés Sandoval

Sao Paulo (SP)


[Blind Wall], 2014


The apparently abstract forms printed in these books are actually drawings of the blind wall in buildings seen in a walk through the Costa e Silva elevated road, a.k.a. Minhocão [literally translated as Big Worm], which connects Eastern and Western regions in Sao Paulo and crosses the downtown area. The first and the second volumes present the blind wall of buildings from the standpoint of those driving westbound and eastbound, respectively. Prior to the Lei Cidade Limpa [Clean City Act], most of these walls were used to affix advertisement, as it can be seen in the pictures taken by Hélvio Romero, also displayed in this exhibition. Today, these windowless walls are dull facets, an invisible presence in downtown Sao Paulo’s architecture, and Sandoval’s drawings show the landscape in a negative. A project carried out with the support of the Programa de Ação Cultural [Cultural Action Program] (ProAC), granted by the State of Sao Paulo Government.




photo: André Seiti

about the author

Andrés Sandoval is a graphic artist. Graduated in architecture, he has been in charge of illustrating the Esquina section of the Piauí magazine since 2006. He creates patterns to brands such as L’Occitane, Coke, Melissa and Neon. His drawings were published by companies such as Companhia das Letras, Cosac Naify and Planeta Tangerina, as well as by The New Yorker magazine, among other journals.