1 - Where were you born? And what is your academic background?
I was born in Santos / SP, I have a degree in Advertising and Illustration at the School of Art Panamericana - SP / SP.
2 - How and when you give your first contact with the arts?
My first contact with art was in childhood through art education classes.
3 - How did you find out or that gift?
In my school in childhood, there was a contest to make an art of Halley's comet, I won first, drawing attention to the teachers and my parents for a possible innate gift.
4 - What are your main influences?
I do not usually say that I had great influences and inspirations rather by some teachers, such as Picasso and Franz Marc.
5 - What are the materials used in its construction?
Most of my works, acrylic paint on canvas, and some smaller works also mesclo using Posca pens and spray varnish against UV rays for completion and finishing.
6 - How is the creative process itself? What inspires you?
In fact there is no specific process, I'm always creating, some works I've create in mind long before putting on screen. Pinto varied topics for meeting many orders. What inspires me is God and life, including some years now many images see me, and I made many sacred works of art with a modern approach in my reading and language.
7 - When did you start actually creating his works?
Always I drew from childhood, but I started in painting from my 16 years old and stayed for a long time creating and searching for my language and identity. I believe that the production of my paintings actually began in mid 2003.
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 techniques and moves through time, you own any model or influence of any artist? Who would be?
Not own any model or influence so present in my art, because what ever learned from a great teacher was an artist must always seek your identity, his artistic signature, and that's what I, I was years creating and recreating within my own art to arrive at what I do today. Was the basic design to hyperrealism, the abstract academic painting, I began the study of deconstructing the forms was that I found the path that would last. In this concept of deconstructing forms, inspiration was Picasso.
9 - What does art mean to you? If you were to summarize in a few words the meaning of the arts in your life?
Art is my essence, passion, my truth, as a whole, I did not choose, just happened.
10 - What techniques do you use to express their ideas, feelings and perception about the world? Whether it is through painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, or use various techniques to make a mix of different art forms?
Use paint. Always creating sketches on paper and nowadays also with technology, I create many sketches and studies of paintings drawing on Tablet, with digital pen.
11 - Every artist has his mentor, one where you mirrored, He 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?
Eduardo Cugler. My art teacher I met my 16 years, He owned an art school here in Santos / SP. A great artist, rare talent, a master, He taught me a lot, He showed me ways of academic drawing to abstract, through it, what I saw, I started going to the paint, and came to passion for painting… My gratitude to him will never be forgotten.
12 - Do you have any activity beyond art?
I am a musician too, I've been called to teach, but I never gave lessons or lectures, maybe one day.
13 - What are your major national exhibitions, International and their awards?
Omma Gallery – Greece (Collective exhibition);
Infusion Gallery – Los Angeles / USA (Collective exhibition);
space Canvas – Hilton Morumbi / São Paulo (Solo exhibition);
Theater Brás Cubas – Santos / SP (Collective exhibition);
Focus Brazil Milan 2018 – Italy (Collective exhibition).
14 - Your plans for the future?
During the last years, much of my production has been designed to customer orders from Brazil and some parts of the world. I have in mind back to focus on national and international exhibitions and produce at a high level for Galleries, mainly for Marcelo Neves Art Gallery, I come at this time being represented. I am also launching my prints limited series and also plan to launch some products and unique pieces with my art.
15 - I have noticed that some national galleries are closing activities. Artists are giving preference to exhibit in cultural. What is your opinion and what would be the cause?
I do not think there is a single cause, may be several factors. After the arrival of the internet, human behavior has changed, Shopping, relationship, information search, freedom of expression, choice and etc.. Many galleries did not follow or understand such a change that actually arrived in the art, music and etc.. Today people around the world can have access to the work of artists in social networks, sites, blogs e etc. Will be those that have the most qualified professionals, who see trends and market changes, not to change from year to year. Every day that passes true art will be further inserted in a targeted and unique niche, for those who really value and appreciate.
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