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Raquel Fornasaro Lives and works in Newton, Massachusetts, USA Working with oil portraits, photography and image manipulation, my work is a dramatization of myth, pop culture, and reality reflected through whimsical aspirations of an idyllic narrative. With the exploration of questions about the future of our species and its relationship with the cosmos, I meditate on the prospects of life and how sociopolitical factors affect this experiment that is our conscious life. By opening personal archives of individual interpretation, and by evoking a poetic analysis of the human vision and self-expression in an intimate composition, I use artistic expression to question my own understanding of reality.

An interview by Josh Ryder, curator and Melissa C. Hilborn, curator

this experience influence the way you currently conceive and produce your works? And in particular, how does the relationship between your cultural substratum due to your Brazilian roots and your current life in the United States inform the way you relate yourself to art making and fuel your creativity?

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Rejecting any conventional classification regarding its style, Raquel Fornasaro's work questions about the future of our species and its relationship with the cosmos, to draw the viewers through an unconventional and multilayered experience. In her body of works that we'll be discussing in the following pages she accomplished an insightful inquiry into the prospects of life, and how politics and religion affect our unstable, ever changing contemporary age: we are very pleased to introduce our readers to her stimulating and multifaceted artistic production.

Hello and thank you for the opportunity to be part of this edition of Peripheral ARTeries Art Review. I’m originally from Guarulhos, one of the cities that composes the macro-metropole that is São Paulo, which is a group of municipalities that encompass more than 32 million of inhabitants. This provenance alone is an essential part of how I communicate. If you know São Paulo you know it is a difficult city to love. Some do, deeply. I just couldn’t. I still can’t. While growing up I always yearn for space and opportunity. São Paulo suffocated me with its gray buildings, interminable traffic jams and highlighted social injustice. I can’t not see the many families under the bridges. Tired of this precept I took an egoistic approach, I looked for an escape, and I

Hello Raquel and welcome to Peripheral ARTeries: we would start this interview with a couple of questions about your background. You have a solid formal training and after having earned your BA in Advertising and Media from PUC in São Paulo, you nurtured your education joining the Fine Art program at the Corcoran School of Art+Design - Washington: how does

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Peripheral ARTeries Art Review - Special Edition, Summer 2016  

Contemporary Art Review, featuring: Oscar Oiwa • Emilty Casella • Paula Córdoba • Uri Batson • Raquel Fornasaro • Ted Barr • Darija Stipani...

Peripheral ARTeries Art Review - Special Edition, Summer 2016  

Contemporary Art Review, featuring: Oscar Oiwa • Emilty Casella • Paula Córdoba • Uri Batson • Raquel Fornasaro • Ted Barr • Darija Stipani...

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