Our first story of 2016 is with the talented artist Mariah Campolina, that we love with their flowers and their colors.
Maria Gonçalves Campolina (Mariah Campolina) born in Taiwan – Goiás, but currently lives in Brasília.
Returning to Brasilia in May/2006, continued to enrich your knowledge by exploring mixed techniques, textures and colors and range from contemporary academic.
With the influence of the biodiversity of the cerrado, where he lived most of his life, his most recent works are a deep diving in the beautiful flowers of this landscape. White Ipê, the cinnamon Flower of Ema, the showerhead, White silk-flower, licorice of the Cerrado and Margaret which are reproduced in this interview, are examples of native cerrado flowers that make up this series.
Mariah Campolina participated in several exhibitions in Brazil, Germany and USA, and among them, Casa Cor Brasilia 2015, Cool project (Miami and New York – USA, Berlin-Germany, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro-Brazil), Solo "Sublime Nature" in Brasilia/DF.
Where did you born? And what is your academic training?
I was born in Taiwan – Goiás and I have a degree in business administration.
How and when you give your first contact with the Arts?
My husband and I were living in Salvador-Ba and our children were in Brasilia/DF.
The nostalgia was too large and to pass the time, among other duties, I used to read and watch TV. In one afternoon, was watching a story about an exhibition of students of the Atelier Home of artist Woodson Mackelly another day, I used to write down the phone and then called marking an experimental class 08/12/2004. A landmark day for me, It was when I had my first contact with the arts. The magic happened and soon I was in love, starting with drawing lessons with Jether Pandey and painting with Woodson Mackelly.
How did you find this gift?
I found this gift during school I had in Salvador, the charm happened every time I color or draw.
What are your main influences?
Nature and the environment have always been among my greatest influences, This is because, I grew up in the midst of nature, see bloom, the fall of the petals and the rebirth of all nature, best gives us.
What materials do you use in your works?
The materials I use in my work are: oil and acrylic paints, textures, linseed oil, Cobalt driers, fabrics, brushes, spatulas, marble powder, oil pastel and a lot of passion for the cerrado flowers images.
What is your creative process itself? What inspires you?
My creative process is based on the observation and appreciation of the environment, from the nature, the flowers, of the objects, for example, nature was my inspiration to start my works with the flowers of the Savannah and the curiosity to seek their origins. This work has brought me a lot of happiness and sense of accomplishment that has filled my life and touched my sensitivity.
When mastered the pencils and papers, I ventured in paints and canvases I started to see the world through new eyes.
Art is an intellectual production exquisite, where emotions are embedded in the context of creation, but in art history, we see that many artists are derived from other, following technical and artistic movements through time, you own any model or influence of any artist? Who would be?
The art is not only an intellectual production, She is individual which merges with the collective. The human being is a natural-born artist! From the earliest recorded their stories on the rocks in caves. Over time these records were paper and fabrics. Expanding traits and techniques of drawing and painting. Many names have stood out and were responsible for the historical records of your time. Thus, might convey emotions, feelings, history of the people and the beauty of nature and the daily lives of people. Some artists that influence me are: Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, both French painters. As well as Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, August Renoir and Paul Cézanne.
What does art mean to you? If you were to summarize in a few words the meaning of Arts in your life…
The art for me represents life, that through it I can express and expose my feelings.
What techniques do you use to express their ideas, feelings and perceptions about the world? (Whether it is through painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, photography… or uses several techniques in order to make a mix of different art forms).
My painting is based on realism. In realistic painting looking for portraying my works approaching the maximum of reality. Being part of creating, only, What is real.
Every artist has his mentor, that person who you have mirrored, you encouraged and inspired you to follow this career, going ahead and taking your dreams the other expression levels, who this person is and how it introduced you in the art world?
Admire the works of realist painters such as: Gustave Courbet; Edouar Manet, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, both French painters. As well as several others like: Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, August Renoir, Paul Cézanne.
You have another activity beyond art? You give lessons, lectures etc.?
For now I just do it and produce my works; later I plan on teaching, even lectures and enroll in art contests.
Its major national and international exhibitions and their awards?
2016 – Participation in Art Agenda 2016 -Olympic Year – Angels Art Gallery – São Paulo/SP-Brazil;
2016 -Launch Conference Agenda – art Angels Art Gallery with participation of the artists present in the said Schedule – São Paulo Art Space-São Paulo/SP-Brazil;
2015 -Annual ACAV Conference – the Legislative Chamber of the Federal District – Brasília/DF – Brasil;
2015 -Art Gallery-Casa Cor de Brasília/DF – Brasil;
2015 -Cool Design Dallas – TVAA – Dallas/USA;
2015 – In Art in Claves de Sol -House of Portugal – São Paulo/SP – Brasil;
2015 -Sublime Nature Exhibition (INDIVIDUAL)-Room Chateau – Brasília/DF – Brasil;
2015 -Project cool Berlin – Berlin – BAGL/Germany;
2015 -Project cool NY-Artexpo NY-NYC, NY/USA;
2014 – Project to Show the ball Miami-SPECTRUM-Miami/USA;
2014 -Project cool 2014 -BAAL-São Paulo/SP – Brasil;
2014 -Project cool 2014 -CJF-Rio de Janeiro/RJ – Brasil;
2014 -Project cool 2014 -CCMW – Piracicaba/SP – Brasil;
2012 -Brazilian Festival Weekend (Brazilian Day) -New York/USA;
2012 -Women In Art 2012 -New York/USA;
2011 – 2016 – Represented by Ward Nasse Gallery – NYC, NY/USA;
2008 -Women's Seminar (CRA) – Brasília/DF-Brazil.
Your plans for the future.
I intend to continue to study and develop techniques in the research of themes that are inspirations for my works. Something that brings me much joy and fulfillment, take a theme like the flowers native to cerrado and transport them to my works and make sure that each brush stroke has a purpose and a reason to be, translating every detail in a beauty that words can't describe.
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