Richard Brandão

Richard Brandão

Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil

About Richard Brandão

I am Brazilian and I was born in Minas Gerais in 1980. I started painting in 1992 at the age of 12. Totally self-taught, I do not hold the rules, I follow my instincts based on my experiences and perceptions! With my work I seek an approximation with the art lover, provoking inquiries with the use of strong cores and the geometric elements to support this sensory vision. With the influence of POP ART I seek to give my identity in an art almost always fragmented as if they were figurative or abstract mosaics. What interests me most are interpersonal interactions and the search for answers about human existence.
Through the technique of digital painting in the Magic Dots series, I experience a unique form of perception. In my work, I show how life consists of a series of isolated moments.
The roots of this "fragmented" sensory perception go back to my childhood. Frequently moved as a child, I became easily acquainted with the new environment, absorbing unique peculiarities to the countless people, routines and places I passed.

The experience with this concept of fragmentation can be visualized in the individual elements of my work. Looking closely at the pieces, we see intriguing, colorful spots that resemble abstract work. With each step back, however, the faces of the famous pop icons crystallize. In this way, it is a playful examination of how the unfamiliar becomes familiar, a transformation only possible from a certain distance.

Education

Universidade Norte do Paraná
Estácio de Sá

Exhibitions

Prizes

2017
Talentos Fenae - Nominated- Minas Gerais, Brazil
2016
Talentos Fenae - Second prize- Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Solo exhibitions

2018
Preview / Ceará - Fortaleza, Brazil
2017
Vivacidade / São Paulo - Santos, Brazil
2017
Galeria Eykones / São Paulo - Santos, Brazil