❝ Some of these works dwells intentionally on a vaguely defined territory between art and advertising, high and low art, an incertitude that questions whether a painting may be see as “art” or just advertising and cartoonish media.
Moreover, in this era of imagery explosion and automatic background visual consumption, this creative process sheds light on how “visual value” has been watered down and diluted.
Paintings and collages that intend to reclaim pictural delicacy alongside a spontaneous pleasure of visual uniqueness and strength. A sense of meaning amidst the numbness imagery loop of daily basis visual inflation and imagery overburden ❞
Former photojournalist for a nationwide mainstream Brazilian news magazine, currently enrolled in a Fine arts PhD research at École des Arts de la Sorbonne, Panthéon-Sorbonne University (links below)
Moved to Paris in 2014 for a Masters in fine arts at Panthéon-Sorbonne University and currently doing a PhD research on “The color of vintage comics, from the 1940's and 1950's” at l'Ecole Doctorale d’Arts Plastiques, Esthétique et Science de l’Art (APSEA).
Exhibited paintings, photography and installation art projects in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Washington-DC, Paris, London and Berlin. Shortlisted for the highly appraised painting prize “Marmite Prize for Painting” in London, and honorable mention at the Paraty Prize for Contemporary Art, Rio de Janeiro.
Mostly work on chosen images from contemporary media, social networks, Memes, advertising, and comic books ; everyday images that transforms our visual perception, thus creating a contemporary iconography.
Works in the collections of: Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith – Connersmith Gallery, Washington DC. Robert and Cortney Novogratz, New York. Peter Hahn, Berlin. Paula Zemel, SP. Ambassador Eliana Zugaib, Dublin.
Pantheon Sorbonne École des Arts de la Sorbonne
PhD Doctoral ” The color of vintage comics from the 1940's and 1950's ”
London Marmite Prize for Painting V
(e)merge Art fair Artnet
Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith – Connersmith gallery