Ponta Delgada, Portugal
About Mario Feijoca
I was born in 1965 in Benavente, Portugal and I live in Azores Islands, Ponta Delgada. I have coursed Traditional Chinese Medicine, in China and Portugal. Several years ago, as a result of a chance to start studing sculture with my neighbor and friend, sculptor Verdadeiro Marques. I found myself involved with my current passion, sculpting. My first piece was cast in 2005. While i was made an effort to talk in internet to all of the sculptors i can find, and wandered through many museums taking notes and sketching, and has received informal input from many artists. To date all of my work has been of human and surrelistic figures and busts, and essentially all are representational. I looks upon this late found activity as a truly surprise gift, of God to my work, and one that has provided much more pleasure.
I have coursed Traditional Chinese Medicine, in China and Portugal.
My first approach to the art starts in china.
I begin for painting and my teacher, Jiqing Jin, landscape painter, wen looked at my works, suggested to begin sculpture.
He explained that sculptors and painters draw differently; sculptors accent contours and painters accent light and dark values.
I drew like a sculptor.
This is fully committing to "myself" sculpture, and I found unexpected challenges in creating, is like recreated of myself.
This sculptures are part of my private collection.
Future Shows: My Saatchi Online Surreal Showdown Please Vote for my Submission http://www.saatchionline.com/mariofeijoca
saatchi showdown 21/06/2012
saatchi surreal showdown 22/06/2012
saatchi online showdown voting 01/07/2012
saatchi online showdown tournament vote for artist 30/06/2012
Future Exhibitions: MY SAATCHI ONLINE SURREAL SHOWDOWN PLEASE VOTE FOR MY SUBMISSION http://www.saatchionline.com/mariofeijoca
"SAATCHI SHOWDOWN" 06/21/2012
"SAATCHI SURREAL SHOWDOWN" 06/22/2012