WHO AM I
I am a plastic artist with a degree in drawing from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. This is a title that added experiences and some techniques, but no more important than the experience of drawing trips in notebooks that my mother took with colored pencils so that we could make records, learning to see and reread our impressions through lines and Colors. Some teachers showed me that my line could go very far. Others taught me to see what exists beyond objects. Still, others led me to disbelieve my ability many times. I believe these have helped me to get over it, after almost giving up many times, and sometimes for a long time! Until I learn to strengthen and believe! I tried to research the social concern in Brazilian art and popular art, at that time so devalued in the schools of Fine Arts. I immersed myself in theory and discovered a lot until I discovered that life taught me more! I lived in Granada, Spain, where I had the privilege of contemplating Moorish art, so rich in details, sources and faith. I almost lived in Recife, where I discovered that the colors, the sun and the joy form a mixture that became a source of inspiration. I almost lived in Ouro Preto, where, going up and down hills, time stops and we watch life, like in a movie. I lived in Valparaíso, Chile, where I discovered that introspective and suffering people can transcend themselves through the colors of their houses in the hills and a tangle of light threads that draw, through the narrow slopes, the lines of their mysterious lives. I lived in the Tocantins, near Ilha do Bananal, where I got to know the aesthetic care and care with which the caboclos take care of their isolated homes in the heart of Brazil.I danced a lot! Indigenous, Spanish, Chilean, Cuban, Northeastern, Minas Gerais… I think my work dances a little too. I sang walking around the streets of all the places I went, I listened to songs when I painted and wrote their lyrics on my paintings until they learned to sing a little too. I experienced popular culture from different parts of Brazil, participating, for some years, in a group of Brazilian dances. I learned a lot from our simple, wise and hospitable people. I observed the nature of all the places I went, the aesthetic and cultural diversity and I was enchanted with the ciranda from Pernambuco, which represents so well the mixture of races, creeds, experiences and cultures that dance together hand in hand. Even today my paintings rotate in circles and form spirals, seeking this ideal. I looked around a lot outside and found some parts of my puzzle, which only started to take shape when I started looking inside me. I learned to meditate and listen to silence, and each day I discover that the entire universe also exists within each one of us. And just then, art began to fully manifest itself in my life.
Series Re-Forest Exhibition
I grew up climbing trees, eating fruit on my feet. In squares, farms, farms, parks, backyards... They are part of me. I traveled along the roads enchanting me with forests, scrublands, caatingas... in so many shapes and compositions! Even in big cities, my eyes dance along its branches, crossing and breaking through concrete walls. I like to go your way and remember that there is heaven beyond the tallest buildings. To imagine its roots, seeking, deep in the earth, its strength. I always planted trees. I use a pencil, pen, brush... I plant on canvas, paper, napkins since I understand myself by people. I also planted seeds and saw the miracle of life-changing shape and size, guided by the work of a great mystery! Planting trees is resisting the desert. It is to build meaning, in tune with the land. It is to exist together with every tree that grows, taking root in the ground and opening up towards the sky. It is to be part of this process, which as it deepens, also rises. 'Re-afforested' is to review our relationship with the environment and with our own nature, it is relearn the patience creative. It's reinventing, guided by the strength of our own roots. The exhibition Refloresta was born from the love I cultivate for trees. Of the certainty of the power that exists in each seed! From the desire to see the green grow which, in all its forms, smells and tones, fills the eyes, lives and hearts, making springs of pure water reborn.
Series Letters to the Blue Boy
We live in a unique moment in human history. We see the world through the screens, and it seems distant and unreal. But if we look closely, we can see that we are children of the same mother, called Gaia, Pacha Mama, Terra, among so many names. We need her to live. It's time to wake up to the planetary consciousness: collective and environmental. This is a time for learning. Suddenly, a being, (alive or not?) that we can't even see with the naked eye, placed all of humanity in seclusion, facing inwards. It's time to do some internal cleaning. Only then will we have the dignity to open our windows and doors to the world, to the other. Toquemos other songs, instruments, other hearts! May we be able to see through the windows of other eyes, see other colors and dance, all together, the dance of life! The Letters for the Boy Blue exhibition brings a dream to pictorial reality. The dream of equality, collectivity, tolerance, love. Inspired initially by Brazilian and American music and poetry, it is a letter to our inner child, eternally free from prejudice, safe and happy, and for that very reason, universal.
Series SHRI GANESHA - art of the sacred land
I am painting Shri Ganesha, a Hindu deity who represents innocence, joy, spontaneity, purity, respect for the Mother, gravity and many other qualities in us and in the world. In all the works he is painted with the red earth of Olhos D`água, Goiás. This is a sacred land, which emits intense vibrations. The background of the paintings and the details are painted in acrylic. Hope you like it.
Series Sweet Lord Krishna
Series The Masters Of Void
The Primordial Master is a "synthetic" incarnation of the innocence of Brahma (the one who creates), Vishnu (the one who preserves), and Shiva (the one who destroys in order to rebuild). The Master's location in our body corresponds to the void in the parasympathetic system, between the vagus nerve and the solar plexus. We must render all filial devotion and obedience to the Primordial Master, who is the enlightened guide. The Vahana (vehicle, helper) of the Guru is the dog, affectionate, obedient and faithful animal. When the Guru principle awakens in the realized being, it acquires gravity, that is, magnetism, and emits vibrations of authority and dignity.