I was born in a village in the state of Parà in the center of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. In the very first years of my life, in front of my house the river flew and behind the house there was the jungle and i was surrounded by hundreds of songbirds, animals, fish of all shapes, weird sounds and immense skies.
Then my family moved to Fortaleza, in Cearà with its sea, wind, cliffs, dunes, forests, lagoons …
I have developed an instinctive feeling with nature and animals, for me they are one of maximum divine expressions.
Nature is part of my identity and my art proceeds from the mastery of nature.
I am a Brazilian self-taught artist.
Art for me is a field of investigation, research, expression, a space of freedom and spirituality.
I have always been passionate about design and craftmanship, previously I was a jewels designer. Starting from the raw matter, I enjoyed molding the metals into beautiful and graceful forms. Geometry and harmony have always been my guidelines on the way to grace.
With the same intentions I later moved to the paper, where I have found “my” way.
I say “intuitive art”, because it is by intuition that I get to the creative process.
After immersing myself in the visual, anthropological, cultural traditions of a place, I let my intuition generate a creative bridge between those traditions and the white paper.
There is no project and no pre-established plan.
I start from a theme that becomes a sign, and then a geometry. From geometry rises a kaleidoscope of shapes and symbols.
I feel guided moment by moment by an inspiration that transcends me, in connection with the vibrations of places, people, lives, stories.
This is what my drawing breathes.
THE AFROBRazilian tradition
The Afro-brazilian indigenous culture is the one that most inspires and guides my creativity.
I am in love with the languages and the stories of the various peoples of the world, in my drawings I explore the visual and symbolic legacies belonging to artistic traditions of the places I visit.
In some drawings you can find traces of my passage in Italy and especially in Sardinia, with its Nuragic history.
In the last drawings you can se eclectic forms and new experiments due to some months spent in Berlin.
I experience life and art as a costant changing, and everything around and consequently inside myself contributes to my journey, with lessons, intuitions, enrichment and enlightenment.