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Artist Spotlight : Alberto Oliveiro
Alberto Oliveiro is a mixed-media, multitalented artist based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He is known for his work with manipulated photographs that capture the style and mood of surreal, impressionistic paintings. Oliveiro began his studies in painting but later moved to photography through a desire to translate the transition from analogical to digital devices into his production.
Oliveiro began his artistic studies at a young age, starting out in the field by working as an assistant for a number of painters and photographs.
At the age of 18, he was selected to be part of a collective exhibition in Sao Paulo. Following this first exposure to the art world, he continued to stay on the road, traveling and producing art.
In His Own Words:
MICHAEL: It’s clear to me that you like people and human figures. Your work is really a tribute to the human form. What do you like about it?
“We realize the world around us through it, also this inner movement between the self, the body to the others are an inspiration fountain for me. I think the human figure in my art has a lot to do with self examination.
It’s really about the subjects who are part of life around me. If I remember well, my first try with a pencil and paper in hand was a human figure and they remain in the digital works.” – Alberto Oliveiro
MICHAEL: Finally Alberto, When you are creating your art, what are you saying to the world?
I try to exercise what I am through what I do. It’s all there. When creating, I’m addressing my own needs for things that only art can give. It all starts with a dialogue, like we were doing here and it’s about sharing more than only communicating. With time, artworks develop their own lives of significance … with or without the artist. – Alberto Oliveiro
(Interview by Michael of Art Book Guy)
Sources: Saatchi Art