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"I try to emphasize elements in my works that representative my ethnicity, that of the Brazilian people through our culture, customs, traditions, beliefs and habits."
"Art has a very great importance in my life and is one of the ways through which I express my feelings. It is also a factor of reflection on the world we live in. This is why I try to emphasize elements in my works that representative my ethnicity, that of the Brazilian people through our culture, customs, traditions, beliefs and habits. Likewise, I use strong and vibrant colors emphasizing the courage, happiness and determination of my people.
"I don't hold myself to a single style because I like to achieve different experiences, however it is in surrealism and cubism where I concentrate most of my works.
"From early adolescence, I've had the habit of drawing and painting without any pretension. But over the course of time, I felt a need to perfect my technique. Based on this premise, I decided to study.
"My formation took place at the Lage Park School of Visual Arts in Rio de Janeiro, where I took courses in drawing and painting. At the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, I enrolled in drawing workshops, in addition to papier mache. In fact, during this period I took classes taught by artist Emílio Gonçalves that had a lot of influence on my trajectory. I studied woodcut printmaking in SESC of New Iguaçu and ceramics in the Dila de Oliveira Cultural Center.
"Before devoting myself exclusively to fine arts, I worked for many years in a school where I was already doing occasional projects related to arts. Among other functions, I created some illustrations, posters and promotional strips. But it was after approximately 20 years of participating in events and exhibitions that I decided to devote myself exclusively to the arts.
"This choice was one of the many good things that life has afforded me and I try to give something back through offering the best in me."
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