I am a mixed media and collage artist. Modified and painted collage has always been part of my process and a long-term research. I lived in London, Rio and Sao Paulo before and have always had a passion for symbols, pop culture, advertising, fashion, design, billboards, brand images, etc. Apart from the Internet, I use various sources of images, including taking close shots of my own paintings and reusing them, as well as photographs I take during my long walks, looking for derelict murals and buildings (so many interesting details), graffitied doorways, or any other sign of the great cultural artists out there people normally take for granted (always so busy…), who are in the forefront on graffiti and street art culture and whose work still influence or inspire me every single day of my journey.
My paintings have a huge flux of visual information, as well as a skilled treatment of the surface - a canvas can be easily rolled without cracking. I am a compulsive and perfectionist artist. It is a painstaking process, which sometimes takes two to three weeks to finish a large work. A closer look reveals fine details and an incredible pictorial surface. I use music titles or sentences from lyrics in a way that gives a hint to people on what I am trying to say.
Due to my permanent moving to the United States, I´ve decided to rename the more recent group of works “inches” (adapting from metric system sucks!) and have also started experimenting new available materials.
I live and work in Miami, but I am always on the move.