Mauro Oliveira

Best known for his geometric work done with automobile detailing vinyl tapes, Mauro Oliveira also creates three-dimensional wall artworks that resemble floating sculptures, creatively incorporating objects such as color pencils, pens, water color tablets, paper clips, rubber bands, wax, metals or other everyday materials. All his artworks are covered in an immaculate and glossy resin finish.

As a Brazilian born child with 7 siblings and growing up in extreme poverty resulted in creativity starting early. At age 10 he took advantage of the free tin piggy banks given by all the banks back then and encouraged other kids to paint them with him in order to sell at a weekend art fair in Sao Paulo: 1000's were sold. He made it to college and won a student exchange program contest sponsored by the Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil. He studied Journalism and the Arts and immigrated to the U.S. in 1990.