I met Estanagel in an exhibition that participated in Itapetininga/São Paulo, later in an exhibition he participated in Sao Paulo in honor of Zuzu Angel, with a stainless steel dress. I was delighted.
Artist quit the legal profession to devote himself to art dealer.
Estanagel uses junkyard parts and discard to create sculptures. -Edmund Chandra
"From trash to luxury"
Where did you born? And what is your academic training?
Itapetininga/São Paulo. 13/06/1966 secondary school.
Because recycling in his works?
Amid so many materials that use, realized in recycling a possibility of work and art, These materials seen plenty that somehow society discards, This trajectory realized that dozens of artists and artisans around the world also have embraced this idea and opportunity and that somehow we have shown that it is possible to turn the anything in “something ".
How and when you give your first contact with the Arts?
Was in 1980 had at the time 14 years.
How did you find this gift?
No artists on family history, so I made my first self-taught sculpture on a piece of wood that I found on the street and from there I discovered my skills in tri dimensional works.
I'm a great admirer of Leonardo da Vinci, Charlie S. Chaplin and others.
What materials do you use in your works?
With the exception of organic, practically everything, tires, year, parts of workshops, electronic components, wood, roots, etc…
What is your creative process itself? What inspires you?
Horse and Eagle are my favorites, My greatest source of inspiration, the process is simple, work out the structure of the work in weld metal through, After that comes the finish, be in tire or any other type of material.
It was from 2011, until then I was an employee of a company in the commercial representative, After 19 years in this company, I decided to go out and devote myself fully to art.
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?
John Lee (American) with regard to horses, the videos he has posted at the time helped me a lot.
What does art mean to you? If you were to summarize in a few words the meaning of Arts in your life…
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 work is through the sculptures, I can't draw or paint, as a child I tried and gave up. I always hear the public that I am very eclectic, due to the variety of works, sizes, materials, techniques, themes and styles. That's the perception I have of the world, that is, I do almost everything for everyone.
Every artist has his mentor, that person whom you mirrored that encouraged and inspired you to follow this career you, going ahead and taking your dreams the other expression levels, who this person is and how it introduced you in the art world?
Adam and Eve.
You have another activity beyond art? You give lessons, lectures etc.?
Commercial representative, welder, outside vendor, truck driver, painter, Restorer, joiner, locksmith, electrician, oficineiro of Arts and some lectures also, and I confess that I want to learn more.
Its major national and international exhibitions and their awards?
São Paulo December 2012 Palácio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro 2015, Áustria 2016.
Your plans for the future.
Live art in full, Although difficult, I know it's not impossible!
See more wonderful works, in your photo album.
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