"I was able to appreciate, through my studies and observations, my enjoyment and talent emerging from my first works...."
"I was born in Rio de Janeiro and lived there until 1966, when I moved to São Leopoldo in the great Porto Alegre to study Natural History at UNISINOS. This was the beginning of my academic carrier in Natural Sciences, which accompanied my awakening to the world of art.
"Parallel to the sciences, I've always been interested in the different forms of artistic expression. I was a relentless visitor of museums and art galleries and I was able to appreciate, through my studies and observations, my enjoyment and talent emerging from my first works in the 1990s. I began to frequent Miriam Pinheiro's workshop, artist and restorer, and began my first academic studies in 1994. That year I decided to retire from the university and dedicate myself exclusively to painting.
"I began to work at Luiz Carlos de Carvalho's workshop, dedicating my time to the research of color and form. Eventually I passed into a new stage in my artistic trajectory and frequented Bernardii's office. Since 1996, I started to execute a style of work that instigated the development of my potential for expression. I imprinted my personality through colors and forms, letting go of my tendency for figurative expressionism. I searched through shadows, contours, volumes, and depths in order to develop my potential for abstraction. The distortion of objects proposed different possibilities of interpreting my work.
"I began to exhibit my paintings in 1995, and I have now participated in innumerable exhibitions both individual and collective, at national and international levels, including Italy and Chile."
Books, a bottle and a brass goblet appear amid warm abstract forms. Exploring her memories of Spain, Odacy Montenegro creates a friendly ambience that welcomes the viewer into a moment of leisure. Vivid crimson implies a vital connection.
Sánchez makes reference to the florists of the Peruvian highlands. Faces with shared features gaze at the viewer and seem to speak. Enveloped in sunny color, the women reach forward to proffer fresh cut flowers.
The trumpet has long played a part in the music of West Africa. Working in his hallmark style, Enoch Afram depicts a musician blowing a sweet, low melody, who literally dances to his own tune. Afram presents the original painting in a sese wood frame....read more
Fairly dancing to his own beat, a drummer pounds out a complex rhythm. Enoch Afram works in black and white to depict the musician, and presents the original painting in a sese wood frame with a Manila board passe-partout.
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