Posts Tagged ‘brazil’

Artist of the moment………..Luis Seven Martin


Luis Seven Martins is a Brazilian street artist renown for his spectacular images of birds.  The artist also goes by the name of LM7.

LM7 was born in São Paulo, Brazil in the year 1988.The artist has been working with street art and graffiti since he was thirteen years of age.

Most works are a mix of spray paint and acrylics.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

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In this clip a great selection of works by Luis Seven Martins:

LM7’s style can be described as John James Audubon with a modernist touch. LM7’s art is a wonderful blend of abstraction and color that show birds in constant motion. Another artist working with the same subject matter in a similar style is the painter Frank Gonzales.




Artist of the moment……..Tomie Ohtake


Tomie Ohtake was an outstanding Japanese/ Brazilian painter renown for her abstract style. Ohtake was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor.

Tomie Ohtake was born in Kyoto, Japan in the year 1913. When she was in her early twenties she went to visit a brother who was living in Brazil. During her visit World War 2 began, she was unable to leave Brazil, and she never returned to Japan settling permanently in Brazil.

Below a short montage of works by Tomie Ohtake that shows many of her public works:

In this clip we view a series of glass mosaic tiles designed by Tomie Ohtake that are on permanent display at a subway station in Sao Paulo, Brazil:

Ohtake represented Brazil on multiple occasions at the Venice and Sao Paulo Biennials.

The artist had a son who went on to become a world renown architect renown for innovative styles named Ruy Ohtake.

Tomie Ohtake passed away on February 12 of 2015 at the age of 101 years old.

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With her use of such innovative shapes the artist was at the fore front of contemporary art in Brazil paving the way for such artists as Beatrice Milhazes.


Artist of the moment………..Anatol Wladyslaw


Anatol Wladyslaw was a Brazilian painter renown for his abstract works. Anatol Wladyslaw was born in Warsaw, Poland in  the year 1913.

The artist studied electrical engineering. He began to study art 5 years after finishing his engineering studies.

The artist experimented with other art movements including constructivism and figurative works.

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Anatol Wladyslaw passed away 2004 whilst living in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

I enjoy the many shapes included in the many works of Wladyslaw. Its modern and reminds of the screen savers of the home computers of a decade ago.

Wladyslaw reminds of a contemporary Brazilian painter who also had a very bright palette and bold colors and shapes, Romero Britto.


Artist of the moment………Street Artist L7M


L7M is a fantastic street artist renown for his depictions of birds. L7M also goes by the name of Luis Martins. Luis Martins was born in the year 1988 in São Paulo, Brazil. The artist began working with spray paint at the age of thirteen.

In this clip we view L7M work on some human portraits:

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Below we view more works by L7m from an exhibit in Luxembourg. Many birds and human faces are featured:

Often L7M works with mixed media including ink, pastel, and acrylics.

I really enjoy the artist’s mixture of abstraction and realism in his artwork. Especially interesting are the images of birds with their wings flapping in motion.


Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Claire


Street artist Claire (Love) is a wonderful artist renown her works of couples that are romantically involved. Many times the male figure has his hand wrapped around the buttocks of his lover.

In this clip a fantastic selection of street works by Street Artist Claire:

Claire is one of my favorite artists working with the figure because her style is uniquely recognizable with her own sense of design. Though she works with two figures she transforms them into one simple shape. The figures are often painted in an area that is kind of secluded and off the beaten path as one might see in real life.

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Claire is based out of France. She has also done murals in Brazil.

Below another selection of works by Claire:





Artist of the moment………Emiliano Di Cavalcanti


Emiliano Di Calvacanti was a Brazilian painter renown for his work with the figure. Emiliano Di Cavalcanti was born in Rio De Janiero, Brazil in the year 1897. His wife was also a painter named Noemia Mourao. For college Di Cavalcanti tried to attain a law degree, but left to pursue artistic endeavors before becoming a lawyer.

The artist was avid supporter of the Communist party and was put in jail on two separate occasions.

Di Cavalcanti moved to Paris, France and found other modernist painters including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Fernad Leger. Whilst he was living in Paris he attended the Academy Ranson located in Paris.

Below a great montage of works by Di Cavalcanti showing his fantastic paintings of the figure:

After his marriage the couple remained in Paris before they had to leave in a hurry due to the fact that Paris was being taken over by the German Nazis.

Emiliano Di Cavalcante passed away in 1976.

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What a great mix of styles that composed this artist’s work. I can see glimpses of Impressionism, Cubism, and Expressionist styles in his art.


Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Ricardo AKN


Ricardo AKN is a street artist hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil born in the year 1979. In addition to painting large murals the artist works as an illustrator and also with plastics.


In this clip we view a time lapse of Ricardo AKN at work on a piece in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2006:

The artist and the Pepsi company teamed up for this series of works featuring the best football/ soccer players in the world. In this clip we take a closer look at this series of art from Rikardo AKN:

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I enjoy the style of this Brazilian artist. Though people in the art world know about the Pandolpho Twins, Os Gemeos  from Brazil, other artists such as Ricardo AKN do a great job depicting the figure in a modernist style. The artist has been very successful as a commercial artist working with companies including Pepsi, Ellus, and Nike.


Artist of the moment……….Judith Lauand


Judith Lauand is a wonderful abstract artist born in Brazil in the year 1922.

Lauand was among the first Modernist painters in Brazil. The artist often used a grid, a limited palette, and basic geometric shapes in composing her work.

Price range information: The artist works with gouache which can be found for around $10,000. Oils can reach the low six figure mark.

In this clip we visit a show featuring Judith Lauand. Her work is shown starting at the 40 second mark of the clip:

With her simple compositions, geometric shapes, and limited palette Lauand was far ahead of her time.


Artist of the moment…….Street Artist C.A.L.M.A.


C.A.L.M.A.  is  a street artist who was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in the year 1977. His style is a mixture of fun stylized characters that have religious and cultural symbols and text included. His works always seem to be infused with many ideas and meanings. His father was a minister, and this had a large influence on his artwork.

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The artist government name is Stephan Doitschinoff.

In this clip we view a show featuring the work of C.A.L.M.A.:

Here we view a great interview with C.A.L.M.A. The artist talks about working in public spaces and some murals he did for a church. It was very touching for the artist to view someone praying in front of his artwork, though he himself refers to himself as a non believer:

What a great artist and a style that is great for street art as well as illustration. Its just great art!




Artist of the moment…….Street artist Nunca

Francsico Rodrigues de Silva is a street artist hailing from Brazil that also goes by the name Nunca.

“Nunca” means “never” in the artist’s native language of Portuguese.

The artist began spraying paint and making graffiti when he was 12 years old.

Nunca enjoys comparing the past Brazil with what see now and what will happen in the future.

The artist has worked with many other well known artists from Brazil.One such collaboration was with the twin street artists brothers, Os Gemeos.

Nunca is based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Nunca has shown his art at the Tate Modern located in London, England and the Brazilian Museum of Modern Art.

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Here we see Nunca at work on a very large work:

In this clip we view Nunca and other street artists at the Tate Modern Show:

What a wonderful street artist success story!


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