Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1990, Maxwell Alexandre is graduated in Design from PUC-RJ in 2016.
In 2009 he made photographic records of Rio de Janeiro favelas. The artist’s urban poetics consists in the introduction of narratives and scenes structured from his daily experience in the city and in Rocinha, the community where he lives and works. On different supports like doors and iron frames emerge anonymous personages in recurrent situations in favelas. His large format paintings, black bodies are presented in an empowered way as well as in confrontation with the police, portraying a radically contemporary community routine.
Performance is also an important part of the artist’s creation.
EXHIBITION TO BE HELD IN JUNE 2020 AT THE PALAIS DE TOKYO