Mixed Media, Resin on Canvas
24 x 24 in
61 x 61 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Brazilian artist Mauro Oliveira creates artworks using special automotive detailing tape, acrylic paint, pencils and other creative media, finishing his artworks with several layers of resin for an immaculate and super glossy finish. The exceptionally shiny varnish gives Mauro’s pieces a delightful reflection and a finished look. Many of his geometric pieces are named after specific places and skylines that inspired the artwork. Each artwork is precisely planned out and there is little room for error with his technique, which makes each piece equally stunning.
This colorful 24 inch square artwork is wired and ready to hang. Oliveira used mixed media such as silverware and acrylic paint to create this unique artwork and covered the front and sides of the artwork with a smooth layer of clear, glass-like resin, which enhances the colors and adds depth. Affordable Continental U.S. and global shipping is available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the gallery is included.
Mauro believes the artist should express their emotions and feelings through art. Each piece should have a beginning, middle and an end, with an individual outlook and interpretation for each observer. “What I might be really trying to do with my art, is to represent the complexity of the inner self in a simple clean way using vivid colors. My only hope is that every piece touches the viewer somehow.”
Mauro Oliveira was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and raised on the outskirts under extreme poverty, with no running water or electricity. He and his six siblings were sent to a military state run orphanage after both parents passed away in their 30’s. He feels that he is living proof that people’s generosity can save lives and make dreams come true.
His passion for the United States and art started at age 9 in the orphanage. An American woman, a good Samaritan, visited the orphanage looking to adopt an orphan and Mauro became close with her. However, she ended up adopting his best friend, as she did not want to separate him from his brothers and sisters. Before she left, she told him crying in broken Portuguese that if he stayed out of trouble and studied hard, he too would make it to the U.S. one day. His first art project, age 10, was to paint and decorate the plain tin piggy-banks, that were given out free by the banks and then selling them. He encouraged and supervised the other children to do the same and raised funds for food.
He did stay out of trouble, studied hard and surmounted every obstacle on his way, dreaming of making it to America one day. He made it to college with straight A’s 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.
Mauro has worked in several different art media from oil pastels and charcoal sketches to clay sculptures. His greatest influences are Pablo Picasso and the Spanish artist, Joan Miro.
Oliveira's artworks have been exhibited throughout the US as well as internationally, most recently in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New York.
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Mauro Oliveira was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and raised on the outskirts under extreme poverty. He grew up with 6 siblings in poverty with no running water or electricity. After both of his parents died in their 30s, Oliveira was sent to live in a military state-run orphanage. When he was nine-years-old he developed a relationship with a woman who visited the orphanage looking to adopt. She adopted another child, but told him that if he stayed out of trouble and worked hard he would make it to the US one day. At 10-years-old he took advantage of the free tin piggy banks given by banks and encouraged other kids to paint them with him in order to sell at a weekend art fair in Sao Paulo. Thousands of these painted piggy banks 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 US in 1990.
Oliveira’s artworks have been exhibited in many international cities, including Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Miami, San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Palm Springs, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
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