"Only after retiring and leaving the executive lifestyle behind could I devote myself more freely to my great passion."
"Painting was made present in my family through my father. My sister and I maintained this hobby throughout our lives. We lived in Mato Grosso do Sul, a state in west central Brazil, and we came to Rio de Janeiro when I was 15 years old. I followed a professional career that didn't leave a lot of free time for painting, but I remained a great admirer of classic and modern artists like Renoir, Monet, Picasso, Kandinski, Portinarti and Pedro Américo, among many others.
"Only after retiring and leaving the executive lifestyle behind could I devote myself more freely to my great passion. I began to take courses such as the one at the Calouste Goulbekian Arts Center, and my work evolved. It was at this time that I made a definitive choice for abstract painting. It is through colors and forms that are free and harmonious that I get to translate my feelings for my spectators.
"It is very gratifying for an artist to feel that his or her work mobilizes other people. It is a wonderful exchange. The Internet is a vehicle that I discovered recently that permits this interchange. To participate in Novica is a fantastic experience – I can be seen by a countless number of people alongside artists from everywhere."
With arms lifted to embrace the other, abstract figures face in opposite directions. The circles and petals appear in mirror images as Vera Lemos juxtaposes forms and colors. Warm and playful, the abstract is tranquil, yet thought-provoking.
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
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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