Abstract work in mixed media using sand, cement and marble dust, acrylic and pigments.
The origins of my paintings stem from my time working as a councillor in my home state in Brazil. I was influenced strongly by the conditions in which the people live and the crumbling facades of houses and peeling walls form the basis of my work and is reflected in my use of sand & cement and other media. I try to see my work as a metaphor for poverty and division. The use of mixed media is an attempt to recreate these dwellings - layers of impasto imply the world outside, thinly applied paint a reflection of the world inside. Lines, scratches, crosses and graffiti are expressions of feeling - of the faith that is the core of our existence.
Venue: 32 Hook Lane, Bognor Regis, PO22 8AX
mobile: 07376 134 590
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