In November 14th, 2010 a group of people was attacked with fluorescent lamps in São Paulo. Some of those people were LGBT and some were cisgender heterosexuals, but their body expression was perceived and categorised by the attackers as inappropriate – therefore liable to punishment. The fluorescent lamp (lâmpada) became a symbol of oppression not only to the LGBT community in Brazil, but also to every body perceived as improper by the hegemonic model.
Revolta da Lâmpada is an uprising for respect, acceptance and celebration of diversity and the free body. This is their visual identity for 2016.
Andre Levy a.k.a. Zhion is a Brazilian illustrator, art director and visual artist based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. With over 10 years experience in advertising and communication design, he combines a peculiar bizarre-cute style with visual simplicity, always aiming for iconic ways to convey messages.
As a visual artist, his works are often provocative, approaching themes such as sexuality, gender, religion and social relations with a bold point of view. His main motivation is to encourage questioning and critic thinking towards stablished concepts. Pop and urban art movements are some of his biggest aesthetic influences and can be easily identified within his imagery and media choices.
Zhion is mostly known for his project Tales You Lose, in which he paints famous characters from pop culture over the faces of kings and presidents on coins.