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Eliana Minillo- “LaMinillo” -Life in art by Edmund Chandra

Edmundo Cavalcanti é Artista Plástico, Colunista de Arte e Poeta.

Edmundo Cavalcanti is a Visual Artist, Art Columnist and Poet.

In the last 32 years, LaMinillo built his career in search of a plastic-visual identity, If stating – as quoted a historian at the University of Buenos Ayres, in the journal art and Critical of ABCA – “The most virtuous interpreter of Marcel Duchamp in Brazil, and the only representative of Deconstructivism in South American soil Abstract”.

This route began in the year of 1980, to join the FAAP, the artist explores for more than 15 years almost all areas of the Visual Arts: the engraving to painting, through photography, scenography, mural, illustration and advertising, with an important parenthesis as a stylist (course held at SENAC late 80).

How well quotes Noel Coret (…) The variety of media and techniques reveal a virtuoso knowing play with all materials with a disconcerting ease. (…) But it is through the painting that the artist is revealed in full.

Eliana Minillo, LaMinillo, é Artista Plástica.

Eliana Minillo, LaMinillo, is an artist.

Starting from hyper-realism, exploited to exhaustion for a period of approximately 10 years, the artist walks in search of his own abstraction.

This abstraction of early 90 the deconstruction of the last ten years the road has been long and always figuration was present – as the French art critic CITES JP Gavard Perret – (…) the way same, laMinillo works just like an alchemist, his work quietly sensual and lyrical, almost Romantic, the way same, his characters are more androids than humans, the artist nude bodies, but far from any stripping the artist shows how a true ' abstracteur of quintessence» cultivating as Baudelaire says “a Holy horror of positive trivia”, She proposes a great meditation on fate of art.

The artist, He has participated in several exhibitions in France, in China, twice in Japan, in Russia, and in Saudi Arabia, among so many other; LaMinillo is the only brazilian – After Victor Brecheret, precisely 85 years after this – to be awarded at the Salon d Automne of Paris ’, being the only brazilian artist to receive the – Painting Award – This Salon, as well as the only artist in the history of the Salon to be awarded 3 times: in 2008, 2010 and 2015.


Par delà le bien et le mal.

Where did you born?

Was born in São Paulo, of family 100% Italian mom and dad. So I consider myself first of all Italian.

And what is your academic training?

I'm graduated in plastic arts, at FAAP.

How and when you give your first contact with the Arts?

Since childhood. My first painting in oil on canvas still got was painted when I was 16 years old.

How did you find this gift?

I don't know, always drawn.

Madame du Barry.What are your main influences?

I've been through many, but without a doubt is Michel Foucaut while thinking.

What materials do you use in your works?

Mainly oil on canvas. But traffic in other. Watercolors and drawings are always means of study. With the three-dimensional, especially the wood.

What is your creative process itself? What inspires you?

Everything and nothing inspires me. So that now, the work always starts by thought. What makes me Act are my doubts and questions. Perhaps what most cause in me the need to express myself through art is the same literature.

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Coeur Brisé.When you started effectively to produce or create your works?

Professionally, in 1984 I sold my first work. 32 years have passed since then, and I never stopped!

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?

Don't follow fashion, No school, neither looked up on other artists. My previous work, that came from a search that began in 1990, permeated my production 2014. Unleashed a study and consequently a deconstruction of the pictorial work of Marcel Duchamp.

Les Insoumises - Marie Antoinette.What does art mean to you? If you were to summarize in a few words the meaning of Arts in your life…

Art is my life. Absolutely everything I see is with my look of artist.

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).

As I said earlier: Mainly oil on canvas. But traffic by other techniques. Watercolors and drawings are always means of study. With the three-dimensional, especially the wood.

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?

Quelques heures, quelques hivers.My Masters. To name a few: Nicolas Vlavianos, Carmen Spider, Walter Zanini, were especially important in my academic training. Walter Zanini gave me the best advice of life: You must travel and taste the world!

You have another activity beyond art? You give lessons, lectures, etc..?

A Autumn Salon in Latin America, created here in Brazil for me and my mate Claude, that began to be drafted in 2009, was born with its first edition in 2013, This work takes almost six months of my year of work, between the pre-production and delivery of works, because we follow all personally at each stage.

Its major national and international exhibitions and their awards?

Main Solo Exhibition:

2012 – Exhibition «Le Secret caché sous les voiles de Salome» / Maison de l ' Amérique Latine de Monaco – Monte Carlo

Awards and most important distinctions:

2015 – Painting Award “J.F. TECUCIANU” – Salon d Automne of Paris ’ 2015
2015 – Guest artist at 16° Art Actuel France – Japon in New Tokyo National Museum (Japan)
2014 – Guest of Honor on 3° Biennale of art and culture in Cairo – Egypt
2014 – Guest artist at 14° Art Actuel France – Japon in New Tokyo National Museum (Japan)
2012 – Guest artist in 13° Art Actuel France – Japon in New Tokyo National Museum (Japan)
2011 – Special guest the television network Al Jazeera for the Symposium on freedom, in Doha (Qatar) The two works on this occasion received Honorable mention and were acquired by the Al Jazeera network.
2011 – Honorable Mention – 2° Biennale of art and culture in Cairo – Egypt
2010 – Painting Award "GÉANT DES BEAUX ARTS"- Salon d'Automne of PARIS – France
2010 – Honorable Mention -Week of the Salon d'Automne in Riyad – Arábia Saudita
2009 – Honorable Mention – 1° Biennale of art and culture in Cairo – Egypt
2008 – 1° Prêmo of Painting – "P. CAZEAU- J.F. TECUCIANU " – Salon d'Automne of PARIS – France

Eliana Minillo, LaMinillo, pintando.

Your plans for the future.

On my way up to when I'm allowed!

*Next year complete 40 years of painting, and my biggest wish would be to celebrate, If not these 40 years, the last 25. Because in this period is that I consider have truly started to go my way, in search of my true essence!!

Website: www.artisho.com/La-Minillo

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