"The memory of freedom lies in those open fields in the forests of my youth."
"I work a lot with colors and textures. In gestural painting these elements are driven by emotions. The movement suggests new situations that end up taking me along different paths. I am at the mercy of emotion, going wherever I am taken by it.
"I paint that which is part of my life. I am inspired by antique walls and their colors worked over by time. In my childhood I lived in a huge house, an old colonial hacienda that was built for my great-grandfather. I often ask myself why I am so drawn by these walls and I think that during my life I've felt very limited, almost walled in by the bureaucratic demands of everyday life. The memory of freedom lies in those open fields in the forests of my youth.
"To paint is to exercise mental freedom, to create new territories. On the canvas I give movement to that which allows me to travel in my mind. I appropriate photos from journals and magazines, reworking, constructing, and deconstructing the images in the end to give them new meaning, a new dimension."
Feline intrigue defines this composition by Andre de Miranda. A father and son stroll mysteriously across night's background, interrupted by flashes of white tracery, their movements synchronized masterfully. Says the artist, "I lived for four years....read more
Thundering hooves gallop across the scene as sinuous muscles take shape in smooth chestnut ribbon. Ricardo Siccuro creates an almost surreal image, realistic yet imaginary. Casting a shadow on the textured blue background, the proud sorrel steed prances....read more
This gentle work by Layza Norbim is filled with romanticism. She presents a beautiful nature scene where the sunset sky is a rainbow of color. Enjoying the ambience and rejoicing in their own love, a couple stares raptly at the heavens.
Desert creatures inhabit the night, each one adapting to its environment, transforming, becoming. Exploring the concept of metamorphosis, André de Miranda creates this beautiful linoleum block print. He presents it in a passe partout of white 140 gram....read more
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