With an artistic background at the University of Fortaleza and at Dragão do Mar, Ceará, Brazil, I now live and work in Rio de Janeiro creating unique portraits of the city as a way of talking about the city where I live and teach.
With an assemblage of various serigraphs, produced digitally through fragments of photographs of my own, I compose urban scenes, which, finished with layers of paints or collages and mixed technique, represents the daily life and chaos of the city, a disordered landscape in which they overlap buildings, viaducts, hills, communities, poles, cables, beach and its residents.
Work / Education
First, I find my source material walking the streets of Rio de Janeiro or another urban scene. As an observer with a camera, I look for new sides of the city, photograph places, people, and objects. Subsequently, the resulting photographs are edited in a digital process, where mixing the photographs with collages, including icons and elements of world culture in an unusual way, revealing new perspectives for the viewer.
From this process I make a serigraphy as a starting point for my work. The method is to apply the silkscreen as the first intervention on the raw canvas. From there I begin to deconstruct it using acrylic paint, spray, pens, enamel paint, pigments, etc.
Here, editing and multilayer overlays remain visible and perceived. I create impressive, and controversial montage from different parts of the city with urban elements such as billboards, furniture and characters.
Strong colors, pictorial symbols, archetypes and typographic advertisements create a new space between reality and virtuality. They are layers where the process of painting or collage seems to never end.