I am a Brazilian artist from São Paulo living and working in London. In my current series of canvases, entitled ‘Linescapes’, I explore the relationship between modern city-dwellers and the giant concrete and glass edifices which delimit their horizons.I am particularly intrigued by the contradictory emotions evoked for me by such buildings where a sense of awe at their majestic scale and thrilling geometry often co-exists with feelings of emptiness and desolation.
Reflecting on possible explanations for this conflict, I note that people often see these buildings as, "expensive but not very interesting, tending to dominate and sterilise their environment.” I often think that perhaps the human element is somehow missing.
My work is mainly acrylic on canvas. I use drawing to articulate the idea of space and I use colour to create and set the atmosphere. Colour and form are deployed to provoke an emotional response.
By de-constructing and then re-constructing elements of my subject matter I renegotiate the terms with which we think about these often physical and emotionally impenetrable spaces.
Adam's Court, City, London, 2010
Taylor St Baristas, City, London, 2010
Linescapes, Tavistock Centre, London, 2010
Lift Off, Espacio Gallery, London, 2012
100 Metres, 100 Artists, Espacio Gallery, London, 2012
Espacio Nomadic - Not in Transit, Willesden Green Gallery, London, 2012
The Awareness Centre, London, 2011-2012
Espacio Nomadic, Menier Gallery, London, 2011
E17 Art Trail 2011, London, 2011
Urban Art 2011, Brixton, London, 2011
Reading Contemporary Art Fair, Reading, 2011
Image to Object, Red Gate Galley, London, 2011
Elements, Candid Arts, London, 2010
Brazilians on the Move, Red Gate Galley, London, 2010
Connections, East Gallery, London, 2010
Perspectives, East Gallery, London, 2010
Latin Americans in London, Latin American House, London, 2009
The Big Ink, Amersham Arms, London, 2009
Presence, The Crypt Gallery, London, 2008