1- Where did you born? And what is your academic training?
I'm from Rio Claro (SP). Graduated in Literature with a Master's Degree in Literary Theory with a focus on contemporary Brazilian poetry at UNESP – Campus Araraquara.
2- How and when you give your first contact with the Arts?
from teen, I always liked to draw and paint. Of course, they were attempts to give vent to the sensitivity that surfaced for the Arts. But I only dedicated myself to this creative process from 2003 when I started attending a studio here in São Carlos/SP, city where i live since 1980. It was time to study, get in touch with techniques, hitherto unknown to me.
3- How did you find this gift?
I believe this gift has always been with me. was half asleep. I realized that when I came across images that seduced me, painted them mentally.
4- What are your main influences?
Poetry helps me a lot, I'm sure painting is another way to poet. Words turn into strokes and colors and brush strokes become denser or more delicate according to the subject and image.
5- What materials do you use in your works?
I like oil on canvas, of the watercolor, color pencil, pastry, ink on paper.
6- What is your creative process itself? What inspires you?
I don't have a specific form. When something touches me and I choose to turn it into work, I do it without haste, tasting every detail. nature inspires me, the flowers, the birds, the butterflies, the trees, life in motion.
7- When you started effectively to produce or create your works?
Was in 2003, as I said above. It was with teachers teaching me techniques. At that moment I was able to give vent to my creative process and, and, seek an artistic identity.
8- 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?
Always, in the context of creation, we are a little bit of each other. I try to be myself in the art of creating. However, I can't help but say that my artists favorites are Cézanne, Van Gogh, Monet, Pissarro, Gauguin.
9- What does art mean to you? If you were to summarize in a few words the meaning of Arts in your life…
Art is the life that dawns with me every day.
10- 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)
I work with oil paint, watercolor, color pencil, pastry, Nanquim. I like to mix techniques.
11- 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?
my mirror was my family. I grew up with a mother and aunts, embroiderers and seamstresses, carpenters uncles and my father a wood turner. With a piece of wood and chisel he turned wonderful pieces. This heritage is very strong. I affirm that this memory of mischievous hands is still imprinted in my works.
12- You have another activity beyond art? You teaches classes, lectures etc.?
The partnership in crafts with my daughter Andrea, in which we work with fabrics and drawing and painting classes.
13- His main participations in national and international exhibitions.
- Wings and Petals – City Hall of São Carlos/SP;
- Traces and colors – the poetics of the look – Wizard Art Space;
- Butterflies and birds: nuances – Wizard Art Space;
- Nature – a look – Invitation to art – UNICEP;
- Virtual exhibitions: Art – my essence, Art Resistance, Inspiration - Raphael Art Gallery – Edmundo Cavalcanti;
- Participation in the Art Salons of Araras, Araraquara and Rio Claro/SP.
14- Your plans for the future?
Continue studying and working with the pencil, the paints and brushes.
15- In your opinion what is the future of Brazilian art and its artists? (in the general context) and why so many artists are giving preference to show their work in international exhibitions despite high costs?
There are many high profile artists hidden away. It's not easy to enter the art world (galleries, exhibitions), to be recognized. It has always been and continues to be for few. However, I believe in national art. It's up to us artists to fight for spaces.
As for exhibiting abroad, it is an individual option. If the artist has the opportunity and possibility to do so, must go ahead.
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Memories of impressions in the paintings of Cleri Biotto by Ana Mondini
birds, flowers, butterflies, fruits and landscapes make up the paintings of artist Cleri Biotto. Be it through oil paint, be the watercolor, highlights the nostalgic atmosphere arising from the shades.
alright whitish, which in some cases is a fog, leads the viewer to glimpse scenes as if they belong to a sweet past or to a tranquil and delicate dream.
In these nuances between dream and reality, Cleri Biotto's paintings show moments that contemplate the ephemeral scintillating of life totally linked to its nature, revealing a very beautiful aspect of the art, namely, the construction of the memory of our impressions.