Bart Lodewijks

From the introduction to Rio de Janeiro Drawings:

“I spent two winters and one summer in Rio de Janeiro
in search of suitable places for my chalk drawings. I entrusted myself to local residents who led me to places which were scenes of everyday life. Places that don’t really catch the eye and which only disclose their special character to those who return regularly. I made my drawings on the streets, in a bar, in a church square and in a villa, but most of the time I frequented a small favela bordering on the end of the no-through Rua Benjamin Constant, the street I was staying in. I have written a story about life in this neighbourhood and the drawings I made there”.