Land of the future – You won’t see any country 2020 – Acrylic on canvas – 170 x 300 cm São Paulo is portrayed in a not too distant future. Water is scarce, the heat is unbearable, garbage clogs the city and the System and its omnipotent power rules its subjects’ every movement and thoughts.
Land of the future – Fort Apache 2020 – Acrylic on canvas – 150 x 230 cm The Army Headquarters is a late project by Oscar Niemeyer, carried out as part of Brasília’s Pilot Plan. The ensemble was delivered in 1973 during the government of General Emílio Garrastazu Médici, the most repressive period of the
Land of the future – The fish-face incident 2020 – Acrylic on canvas – 190 x 170 cm The idea for this painting arouse when I read about the discovery of a long-lost tile panel by Candido Portinari. According to the news, the panel was boxed since 1942 in the warehouse of the former Ministry
Land of the future – Live on YouTube 2021 – Acrylic on canvas – 120 x 190 cm The Alvorada Palace’s library has 3,406 books, covering art, philosophy, politics, literature and history. Among other works of art and rare maps, the library has also a monumental tapestry by Emiliano Di Cavalcanti – one of the
Land of the future – The year Brazil became an outcast 2021 – Acrylic on canvas – 110 x 190 cm In October 2020, the now former minister Ernesto Araújo said that if Brazil’s current foreign policy “makes us an international pariah, then let us be that pariah.” Araújo’s speech exposed the country’s isolation on
Land of the future – Glass House 2021 – Acrylic on canvas – 120 x 160 cm What is Brasília, if not the dawn of a new day for Brazil? Juscelino Kubitschek (President of Brazil from 1956 to 1961) The Alvorada Palace is the official residence of the President of Brazil. It is located on
Land of the future – Weird agenda 2021 – Acrylic on canvas – 120 x 170 cm In the week of July 20, 2021, these were the headlines: Off the agenda, Bolsonaro received deputy leader of the German ultra-right – Folha de São Paulo The president secretly receives a Nazi deputy – Uol Bolsonaro meets
Land of the future – The exile of the Orixás 2021 – Acrylic on canvas – 52 x 100 cm Djanira da Motta e Silva (b. 1914) was an African-Brazilian painter. She is known for paintings that depict Brazilian people, religious themes and landscapes. One of her paintings – entitled Orixás from the 1960s, was