Joseph G. Brin, Architect & Writer

Favela Painters Paint Philadelphia

In Artist Profile on July 12, 2012 at 5:15 am

The artists Haas&Hahn— Jeroen Koolhass (yes, there is a Rem connection) and Dre Urhahn—are heirs to the De Stijl movement, applying early 20th century Dutch principles to 21st century cities on a colossal scale. Playing with form and mass, unburdened by the restrictive tenets of De Stijl, they burst into Brazilian shanty towns, called favelas, with a riotous display of color and geometry.

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“Haas&Hahn in Brazil”
Photo: Haas&Hahn for

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