Rafael Porto Zanasi
São Paulo - SP
"From São Paulo, I'm 33 years old and an autodidact artist. I see in the adversity of daily life the beauty of colors and shapes. So through my art, I can pour out my feelings and ideas. I do art since 2009, and did 5 exhibitions during this period. The first was in 2010 at Livraria Cultura at Conjunto Nacional. The second at Bookstore in 2011. The third at Andreus Gallery in 2017. At Matilha Cultural in 2018, and again at Andreus in 2019. "
"I started drawing very young at the age of 10, but it was at 12 that I got in touch with the first masterpiece that impressed me, and with 20 I painted my first work of art during a rehabilitation treatment. From this moment on, my love and interest for art has developed. In this process I have created and appreciated many works of art. I have looked for all kinds of reference and information of my favorite artists that are: Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso, Tarsila do Amaral, Renoir, Cândido Portinari, Salvador Dali, Di Cavalcanti, Anita Malfatti, Vicente do Rego Monteiro, John Graz, Oswaldo Goeldi, Ismael Nery. More recently I have been searching for all kinds of art references such as street art and all kinds of contemporary art. In each new work of mine, I try to innovate and evolve, always trying to give a meaning to the final set. More than anything else art for me has always been a way of exposing myself without fear. And each day it becomes more necessary to do so. "