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Rodney Andrade – “Depicting the culture of a people”, by Edmundo Cavalcanti

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

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

1- Where did you born? And what is your academic training?

I was born in Sorocaba / SP, and I am self-taught.

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

When I was about 12 years I was already drawing on the counter where my parents worked. There a city painter suggested my mother to put me in the painting class.

3- How did you find this gift?

I've always liked to draw… from childhood.

Rodney Andrade é Artista Plástico.

Rodney Andrade and artist.

4- What are your main influences?

I do not have a specific artist. I admire various van Gogh like Modigliani, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci. I draw a lot in their efforts.

5- What materials do you use in your works?

I use ink only oil, brush, medium spatula and.

6- What is your creative process itself? What inspires you?

My inspiration is based on animals and native.

7- When you started effectively to produce or create your works?

From 2000, when I decided to turn professional artist.

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?

I had no influence. I started and I started painting for the pleasure it gave me. I like to paint things that make me well. Independent segment or trends.

9- What does art mean to you? If you were to summarize in a few words the meaning of Arts in your life…

The art depicts the culture of a people.

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 do my paintings not to express something. And yes for what taste. But my paintings second opinions expressed force…

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11- 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?

Until my late teens I was a big fan of Jeovah. After I was delighted by the artists of the past. Because I realized that were hard times. Today we have everything to hand.

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

I have a school football weekends.

13- Its major national and international exhibitions and their awards? (Mention 5 most recent)

2002 – MASP Museum of Art of Sao Paulo;

2004 – Farm-house neighborhood of Morumbi-Sp / Sp;

2011 – Carrousel of the Louvre, Paris, France;

2016 – Historical Museum of Sorocaba / Sp;

2019 – Marcelo Neves Art Gallery-Sp/Sp.

14- Your plans for the future?

Increasingly improve my work.

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?

Always I sought to study all these years of my life. I never sought to expose or contests because I always thought I had to improve a lot.

16- I have noticed that some traditional galleries are closing activities. Artists are giving preference to exhibit at Cultural Spaces. In your opinion what would be the cause?

Brazilian art has a special touch, and needs to be further explained. If no, will be lost and few will stand out.

Brazilian artist sets out why, I believe the Brazilian customer give more value to artist who exposes abroad.

I think many galleries are losing ground, because today the customers end up having more direct contact with the artist.

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