“Luminosity as an expression of the soul of Wladmir Amoroso”
The Artist Loving Wladmir travels through different themes in his paintings: portraits, representations of everyday scenes of his people or of Brazilian culture in general, as, representations of events occurring in the country, going to religious and also fantastic scenes. In addition to investigating different forms of representation.
Some of his works can be considered as belonging to the Naïve Art class due to the use of vibrant colors, but, mainly, by the conscious detachment from academic technique, which is clearly part of the artist's arsenal of skills.
It is not without great technical mastery, therefore, who Loving Wladmir, sometimes, let go of your hand to create traces that define themselves and with impressive clarity all the movement of the images. The artist shows the most dance scenes, with a more accelerated and festive movement, full of curved lines and disproportions in shapes, while the paintings that represent slower or even stopped moments, have straight lines, accompanied by linear perspective.
From skillful realism to simple Naïf, what stands out in his paintings is the brilliant luminosity present in each one. The luminosity, that varies in color, being, sometimes, yellowish, slightly gray or purely white, presents itself with intensity and leaves any of the scenes full of the feeling of warmth.
When observing the common point between the themes of his paintings, namely, everything that is internally or externally close to the artist, Leon Tolstoy's classic phrase comes to the fore “you want to be universal, start by painting your village”.
This idea is not related, however, just to your poetics, when it exalts the beauty of its surroundings, but also to the way he creates his own rules to awaken the sensitive in his paintings.
Through the variation of luminosity the artist's place in each of the images becomes perceptive.
In other words, Loving Wladmir, besides portraying his “village”, plays with the emotions of colors, showing through the luminosity something that is even closer, that is, the manifestation of your own soul, present, nay, sensibly present in each of the scenes he portrays. And, and, its representation can be understood as universal, insofar as it reveals what, in essence, resembles us, namely, our varied soul movements.
Art Criticism, PhD in Philosophy, Plastic Artist and Creator of “Virtual Gallery – Philosophy & Art”.
1- Where did you born? And what is your academic training?
Was born in São Paulo – Capital, I'm an electronics technician.
2- How and when you give your first contact with the Arts?
She was an art education teacher, in 1969, who said that I had talent for the drawing, in the lessons I always did well, at the time there were some 13 years.
3- How did you find this gift?
At the age of 7 years old, in the first year of the old primary, a friend drew me in class, and it made me a challenge to draw it, I also did his portrait, of course the friend's got much better he already had a natural talent, mine not so much, after that i started drawing objects, figures from encyclopedias, landscapes, etc.
4- What are your main influences?
The painters that influenced me, have always been the ones with the academic style, realistic, but for some years now I have been painting Naif style, but within the Naif, I like a more elaborate painting, with more aesthetics, correct proportions. I don't identify with the pure or primitive Naif.
5- What materials do you use in your works?
Oil paint, and acrylic.
6- What is your creative process itself? What inspires you?
I like social themes, and also religious themes, mystics.
7- When you started effectively to produce or create your works?
It was around 1970.
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?
Henry rousseau, Michelangelo, and I currently have a lot of influence from the Spanish painter Julio Puentes, portrait painter, realism.
9- What does art mean to you? If you were to summarize in a few words the meaning of Arts in your life…
A way of life, a way of living, I think art is like something that changes even the way we face our existence, if it were to summarize very simple, is the same feeling that when we dress in the clothes that we would like others to see us.
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 express myself through painting and sculpture.
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?
The first was my art education teacher Prof. Kosemina, then it was the painter Prof. Rios (Impressionism) from Santo André / SP, and the painter from São Caetano do Sul / SP, Antonieta Mourão (academic), I was a student with, For some time.
12- You have another activity beyond art? You teaches classes, lectures etc.?
Yes, I'm graduated in electronics technician, and I have a quick little graphic.
13- Its major national and international exhibitions and their awards.
- Naif International Biennial – Action-Totem in 2019 – Socorro / SP;
- Exhibition I create I exist – Campos de Jordão / SP in 2019;
- Collective Virtual Exhibition – Art and life – Raphael Art Gallery / SP at 2019;
- Benzedeiras Project Exhibition – Relief Museum Marinilda Boulay in 2020;
- Exhibition Folia de Reis – Socorro Museum / SP – Rosangela Politano at 2020.
- Rio Claro / SP – 2017 – Honorable Mention - Work-Thai - Style – Academic;
- Socorro / SP - 2017 – First Naif International Biennial – Action-Totem, Special Mention.
14- Your plans for the future?
I would very much like my painting style to be observed more closely, that I could get a message through my art, I think that art and the artist sees long before the technological society, things to come social changes, new generations are losing touch, and it's up to us artists we give this back to them, which in my opinion is increasingly diluted in a digital world, today everything is very synthetic and cold, the man has to be analog again maybe my vision has to do with my training in technology, because I lived the arts and technology side simultaneously during 51 years.
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?
I see Brazilian art and its artists with a very promising future, today's society is tired of so much technology, artisanal things in the near future will be valued again, in all senses, gastronomy, Entertainment, Tourism, in all of this, art goes hand in hand. Many parents are concerned about their children glued to cell phone screens, and are realizing that their children are changing behaviors, attitudes, today many anxious young people, depressive, are losing reasoning, losing the way of knowing how to communicate, know how to understand or interlocutor, and the shortest way to it and the solution is to art in general.