Gustavo Amaral is a Brazilian artist who creates collages by weaving, gluing and sewing the fragmentation of himself in papers, fabrics, and textures.
From his photographs, searches of images from old magazines and books, Amaral interprets and revisits a personal feeling with his collages, exploring themes such as the human body, emotions, architecture and collective consciousness in his work. Collage and painting techniques are used as a tool of re-signification of the past in favor of the co-creation of the present. The bodybuilding of the residence that we disentangle. The home we remember. The artist perceives collages as the ‘universe of senses’. The dialogue of a city that is cut by buildings, boredom and worldly desires. The malevolence of the body; the habitat we choose to live, furnish and create before prospects imagined by the promise to plant, cultivate and try the desire we design.
Copyright © Gustavo Amaral
Estudos sobre o distanciamento social de si próprio, Gustavo Amaral, 2020
- Created in 2020
- Arrives rolled in impact-resistant fine art tube
Acrylic, gold-leaf, collage on paper
Dimensions: 42 x 60 cm