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Rodrigo Santo (Santo) - "The activist feel and its distinctive language", by Edmundo Cavalcanti

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

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

Holy was born in the city of Santos in the south coast of São Paulo.

His initial training was in the international trade area. Soon after he specialized in design and engineering innovation.

He also served as speaker and developer of human research processes in behavior, in national and international organizations, always creating spaces for conversation and development.

Let us know a little more about his artistic career.

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

My first work was created in 29 May 2018. Before, I never had relationship with creation in arts.

Rodrigo Santo (Santo) é Artista Plástico.

Rodrigo Santo (Santo) is Visual Artist.

How did you find this gift?

I felt need in addition to speaking and writing, I needed a new platform to express.

What are your main influences?

I'm not in any art school, This absence allows me to be the reference itself and from this, build relationships of exchange with everything around me.

What materials do you use in your works?

Even in the absence of references environment, all serve me as input for research and creations. I love bases and unconventional platforms. A bucket on the street becomes a mall.

What is your creative process itself? What inspires you?

Serving the place of authenticity itself, and reread the worlds and possible dimensions, giving the authorization to be world itself, also the divine and human.

When you started effectively to produce or create your works?

It was just in May. 2018.

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 started getting a lot of comments on social networks about my language dialogue with Jean-Michel Basquiat (USA), Adebyobholji (London) and other. I have been searching and I felt flattered and love with all of them.

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

It represents the most legitimate and without limits of being the divine-human place in this plan.

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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)

Through paintings, texts, sculptures and affections.

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?

Rossi Tatiana Cardoso, my partner, It is my greatest mentor. She was responsible for the provocation of my first work and is the muse that inspires me daily.

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

Yes, develop impact projects, development and human research. Lectures, Workshops, experiences for organizations, companies, universities and government. The Design of Human Communities is the current investment to work. Project Link: link.

Its major national and international exhibitions and their awards? (Mention the latest)

Marcelo Neves Art Gallery, International Bank of Uruguay and the University of Paper.

Your plans for the future?

Hold exhibitions around the world, and take the dialogue of my research for environments where only art can access.

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?

Every collapse promotes evolution. The art in the country needs to create its own identity. Keep incoming influences, but jump to be the reference itself. In General, I feel we are heading for it. But it takes even more identification with what we are and produce.

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?

I feel this sad scenario is, in part, reflection of a crisis on the national scene and also an opportunity for new formats to make and manage art and artists of new formats. I believe in art. I believe in Brazil. We continue!

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