"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."
Crouching, he beats out a melody on the xylophone. Waves of golden light carry the music toward the sky. Evans Nii Adjetey Adjei depicts a man in traditional West African dress whose thoughts are far away. The painting explores personal identity. "Often....read more
Wishing to convey the force of the family bond, Edgardo Crovetto paints with a warm palette of colors. "In the Andes, families wake up at the crack of dawn to set off on their daily chores. They always seem so united, so I wanted to convey the love and....read more
A bold figure in black and white plays African rhythms on a xylophone. Dominating the foreground is the traditional instrument favored by the Ashanti people of Northern Ghana. Enoch Afram presents the original painting in a sese wood frame with a Manila....read more
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
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