The story about the artist Paula Braconnot begins with an alchemical formula: VITRIOL. More than a mere acid, VITRIOL represents an inner evolution, a permanent transformation, a wandering metamorphosis. The images created by Paula Braconnot are born from this internal exploration, at the crossroads between the material and invisible realms. The artist composes virtual collages using remnants of bygone times: alchemical engravings, anatomical diagrams, and nineteenth century depictions of flora and fauna. This confrontation gives birth to characters adulterated by mechanisms, hybrid beings and organs cultivated amongst foliage. Eyes blossom over hands; hearts and flowers open as doors of perception. Braconnot’s visions are glimpses of a perilous path. As in Alice in Wonderland, where a little girl is confronted by her fears and hopes, the artist portrays visions that would normally be confined to dreams. The collages act as conduits, allowing precise themes such as Time, the cold beauty of Death and irrepressible Life to come to the fore - Themes that have been enthusiastically received during exhibitions in Europe (London & Paris) and Brazil (Sao Paulo) (text by Brice Kowalsky) Please follow artist’s Tumblr or visit her online shop for more works.
Camila do Rosário is a visual artist / illustrator from Brazil, currently working in Florianopolis. At age of eighteen, she went to study fashion at UDESC but then dropped out to devote herself entirely to drawing. She won the first prize of illustration sponsored by the magazine Marie Claire and IED Barcelona, has her designs published in wellknown magazines, and participates several group exhibitions in Brazil and Spain. Please visit artist’s website or follow her Tumblr for more work.
Harding Meyer | on Tumblr (b.1964, Brazil)
Brazilian artist Harding Meyer creates captivating large-scale facial portraits. Vibrant colors and geometric brush stroke techniques brings life to each massive canvas. The portraits’ subject maintains a direct stare giving each piece an almost eerie and mysterious ambiance. Meyer’s mastery of distortion in his life-like painting creates the effect of blurred vision and double sight. Character and personality are given to each unique portrait as Meyer captures the essence of each dark shadow and bright light. In person, one could marvel over each piece for hours examining Meyer’s rich detail and artistry. (cf. TheCoolist) Please follow artist’s Tumblr for more work.
Through. Graphite on Paper, Vellum & Acetate, 20x27cm (2012)
Sacrifice. Graphite on Paper, Vellum & Acetate, 17,5x20cm (2011)
João Ruas is a visual artist from São Paulo. A Bachelor in Graphic Design, he has worked inside studios in the United Kingdom and Brazil before dedicating himself exclusively to personal artwork and illustration. Please visitRuas’ website for more work or follow his Tumblr for some inspiration. Many thanks to artforadults for introducing us this fantastic Brazilian artist!
Chana de Moura is a Brazil-based artist / art student, from Porto Alegre city. She wish to express the spirituality, the faith and the enhancement through her photography: “I try to find a way to the real beauty - the one our human eyes aren’t able to see. I try to enhance the simple things so the boredom is kept a apart from me. When I’m taking pictures or doing art works, I feel like being part of something greater than life itself.” Everything she believes and loves inspires her: nature, great mysteries such as death or life, ancient myths, her friends and springtime. (Interview with artist by ARTchipel Sep-2012) You can follow her Tumblr or behance portfolio for more work. You can also visit her Facebook page.
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Robson Borges is a freelance Illustrator based in São Paulo, Brazil. Borges has a very remarkable style and draws his inspiration from anything he sees on the streets or the nature. You can visit his website or follow his Tumblr Tumblr for more works.
Antonio Lee | on Tumblr (Brazil) - Acrylic on canvas, 100x120 cm
Antonio Lee is a Brazilien artist. Humorous and expressive, Antonio wishes to express through his artwork a sense of timelessness. Badly taken photographs are the greatest inspiration for Antonio. Please visit his Saatchionline or follow his Tumblr for more work. (Interview with artist by ARTchipel & artforadults Sept-2012) Many thanks to artforadults for this Tumblr Monday for introducing us this brilliant Brazilian artist!
Vik Muniz (b.1961, Brazil/USA) - Pictures of Magazine 2
Vik Muniz is an lchemist. The materials of thread, jam, chocolate, ketchup, dust, toys, pigments, sugar and puzzles, are as varied as they are incongruent. The artist transforms these materials to reconstruct images that haunt are collective memory, often taken from art history or the media. Currently in exhibition at the Xippas Gallery in Paris, Vik Muniz presents an ensemble of nine works that came out of his last project entitled Pictures of Magazine 2 (2011-2012)
Matheus de Lopes Castro is a young Brazilian artist, with a awesome and mind blowing watercolor skill. “I’m a 24 years old guy who works with design and illustration since I was 14. There isn’t anything I love more than creating new stuff and discover new ways to illustrate my thoughts.” Great thanks to artforadults for this Tumblr Monday for introducing us this brilliant Brazilian artist!