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August 2011 Year 1 Issue #2

Brazilian art digital magazine


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Editorial New technologies make art a more accessible process around the globe, not only in terms of production, but also of disclosure. Ten years ago, an artist needed a lot of time and money to have his work acknowledged. Nowadays it is possible to show art everywhere with only few clicks. Technology becomes gradually a way of expression, making it easier for the artist’s exterior and interior worlds to communicate with each other. As all society’s sectors, art is also going through constant changes in its modus operandi. It’s impossible to deny it. Sabiá Magazine was born exactly in this context, with the goal of spread Brazilian art as far as possible, using everything that technology can offer. Our first issue, launched last June, was accessed in Brazil, Germany, Japan, United States, Mexico, Russia, Spain, France, Canada, Portugal. Reader’s e-mails made it clear that technique is not all that matters, but what actually calls attention is the artist’s essence, expressed through his art. In this second issue, once more Sabiá’s pages exhibit more than painters and photographers, but also thinkers and philosophers. With their colors, lines, shadows and shapes, these artists continue trying to highlight old mistakes and suggest new directions for the present society. Enjoy!

Coordination: Jonathas Mello Editor: Luisa Frey English and Spanish proofreading: Diego Velasquez | Sally Fuentes Collaboration: Mariana Bittencourt Cover illustration: Jabson Rodrigues

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Alberto Oliveira

Alexandre Soma

Daniel Bueno

Jabson Rodrigues

Jordana Hermano

Luda Lima

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Marta Azevedo


Santhiago Selon

Sérgio Honorato

Suyan de Mattos

Wesley Combone

© The works featured in this issue

are copyrighted by the authors and its publication was authorized only to Sabiá Magazine. It is forbidden to use these images for other purposes. If you are interested in it, please contact the artist.


Alberto Oliveira

From São Paulo, SP Works with photography, painting and digital image manipulation to create his visual poetry. Besides Brazil, he exhibits his work in Germany, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, US, Turkey and Sweden. “Alberto Oliveira’s works comprehend image transformation, the image in its sense of simulacrum, illusion and its invertebrate anatomy. In that sense, he tries to build images using volatile means of digital instruments. The reality for the artist is an essay to pervert the concrete. Therefore, the shapes’ dynamic can be understood as a proto-physics conception to the representation dimension, where different densities, adhesions and gravities are explored to create the opposite of the world’s image, a situation of the impossible” From the text “The burning chamber”, by Naum Simão




From São Gonçalo, RJ Lives in São Paulo, SP Alexandre Soma began his undergraduate in Industrial Design at the age of 17, after a childhood full of drawings. Due to his family’s ethnic mixture, Soma naturally searched a combination of several Brazilian cultural influences. The artist is a futurist and science fiction fan inspired by things such as Neuromancer, Aeon Flux and Blade Runner. Mixing these with his imagination and native Brazilian art, he creates what he calls as “A Soma” (“The Sum”). With this idea in mind, he has produced awarded works at the contests “Levi’s be Original” and “Motomix” (2008). Besides that, he participated from the exhibition “Brazilian Contemporary” at the Nederlands Fotomuseum (2009), in Rotterdam, invited by the art magazine Zupi. In his recent works, Soma experiments new canvasses and techniques, using unusual materials such as as onion peels and electronic waste. So, he creates an unique and curious world which refers to psychedelic and futuristic scenarios.


From São Paulo, SP

Daniel Bueno

Daniel Bueno graduated in Architecture and Urbanism in 2001 at University of São Paulo (USP) and works now as illustrator. He has received several awards, such as the first place in the Press Illustration International Hall (Brazil, 2003), third place in the 3x3 Illustration Annual (USA), honors in the Prix Ars Electronica (Austria) and four HQ Mix (Brazil). Recently, the book A janela de esquina do meu primo earned honors in the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (Italy, 2011). The book Um Garoto Chamado Rorberto, illustrated by Daniel, earned the Jabuti prize in the Children’s book category. He participated in several catalogues and annuals, such as the Society of Illustrators, 3x3, 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide and Illustration Now!, published by Taschen (2009). The artist is also member of the artist collective “Charivari”, the Society of Illustrators (USA) and the Child and Youth Literature Writers and Illustrators Association (AEILIJ). He is also counsellor of Brazilian Illustrators Society (SIB) since 2004.

Page 15 - Book Illustration A Janela de esquina do meu primo (Cosac Naify, 2010), written by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Page 16 - Illustration from the book O Grande circo do mundo (Companhia das Letrinhas, 2010), written by Marta de Senna and Argentine comic magazine cover Ex Abrupto. Page 17 - Rhino, unpublished.




From Belém, PA Lives in Fortaleza, CE

“I have a bunch of broken bones and love to cross the city in two wheels to feel the heart beating hard (my girlfriend lives far away). Never had chickenpox. I’ve already sold hotdog, teached karate, worked in an advertising and fashion agency. I have been in the army and today I am part of the artist collective ‘Monstra’. And I can’t earn any more money. I believe that at least once in my life something will happen according to what I’ve planned. By stubbornness I keep on drawing and my drawings reveal emotions according to which part of Brazil they were conceived in. I have a wild heart and mind, and the art comes to me as the rain.”


Jordana Hermano

From Goi창nia, GO Lives in Aparecida de Goi창nia, GO Jordana Hermano was born in the city of Goi창nia and has just returned to her hometown 28 years after leaving it. In this rediscovery of the Planalto Central landscape, she shows a contemporary primitivism reinterpretation, using the beautiful colors from her memories. Six years ago, she settled her studio near Serra das Areias, in the city of Aparecida de Goi창nia, where she paints and dives in the colors and lights of her creativity.


Luda Lima

From Brasília, DF Lives in São Paulo, SP

Luda is an illustrator from Brasília, but a migrant in São Paulo. She lived in New York for a while, where, besides being a babysitter, she learned more about illustration and art. When she went back to Brazil, she started to freelance for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo, the publishing house Editora Abril, UMA magazine and other publications. Luda chose watercolor as technique, which makes her feel imagination flowing and transmits the idea of lightness.

Artwork for a photo exhibition from Monique Renne and invited artists, in BrasĂ­lia.


Marta Azevedo

From Rio de Janeiro, RJ Lives in Dallas, United States “I spent my childhood and youth going to Madureira, a Rio de Janeiro’s suburban neighborhood. Almost every weekend I visited my father’s family, which used to live near Serrinha hill. I was raised surrounded by elements from the black culture, such as jongo, umbanda and samba. When I thought about developing a personal project, the black people subject came at first. My goal is to show the beauty and the different life styles of this ethnicity so present in my life. In 2004 I moved to the US, set a home studio and continued my project. I radically changed my style and started to use elements related to African/black culture, such as straws, clay and beads, emphasizing facial expression.”



From São Paulo, SP From the “easy-going” way from the 80’s, just a bit remained in the 90’s. With few exceptions, the human beings – and specially those who create – gave up the right to pervert and contradict for very long, to discuss stuff in a yuppie and well-behaved way. Although we noticed that cultural and economical sectors were not going well, we behaved as if we were a teenager getting rid of his traumas after psychotherapy. The trauma was the awful Brazilian dictatorship from the 70’s. But in the doubtful 2000’s, when nothing is totally true, but everything is investigated, a space to discuss these new times – or the end of them – in a humorous way was reopened. Crossing three decades, the work of Ozéas Duarte – known as Ozi – 53 years old, gathers all his experience and explores the controversy without losing lyricism and fantasy. Through a refined technique, Ozi uses stencil to reinterpret and recontextualize images from different universes. From the classic anatomy drawing to cartoons, the artist brings to the streets of São Paulo – his main canvas – the strength of someone who has survived “easy-going” periods, shrinks and the end of the world, making us smile and showing that there is still a lot to be discussed. Text by Lygia Lee




From Catalão, GO Lives in Goiânia, GO

Santhiago, known as Selon, got in touch with graffiti in the 90’s, thrilled by stylized letters. After graduating in Communication Design he has been involved with urban art projects and group and individual exhibitions. “I try to promote interest in art and its democratization by inserting it in urban environment. I study and work geometrical shapes, basic colors and textures to create interventions, graffiti, large display paints, canvasses and objects. I try to stimulate the reflection about architecture, urbanization and the hardness with which cement and asphalt are placed in the urban environment.”


Sérgio Honorato

From Criciúma, SC

Sérgio Honorato works with mosaic since 1999. Supported by a ceramics company, his first work was a reinterpretation of Caravaggio’s Baco, the God of Wine. Then there was was a collection of 24 Picasso’s reinterpretations, which composed an exhibition in the end of 1999. In the following year, he created the collection “Brazilian rarities”, portraying Brazilian animals in risk of extinction. In 2001 the artist released the collection “Quotidian”, which consists of mosaic works made after pictures of everyday scenes. Now Sérgio is taking his Design Masters Degree in the Federal University of Santa Catarina. He teaches mosaic, digital photography, illustration and surface design.



de Mattos

From Rio de Janeiro, RJ Lives in Brasília, DF Suyan de Mattos is a visual artist with a post-doctorate in Arts. She works with paintings, objects and installations. Suyan participated in the National Biennial José Clemente Orozco and in the Second National Painting Biennial Pascual, both in Mexico, in the Third National Exhibition of Arts of Goiás and in the IX and X National Biennial of Visual Arts in Santos, Brazil. She also received the fifth prize and honorable mention in the III Fine Arts Salon of Brasilia. The work of Sol LeWitt ,1968, steel, 25.4 x 25.4 x 25.4, is reported as missing, but I’ve exhumed and dug it. Since the object is below the ground, the cube is in the underworld, and so I could redeem it because hell has multiple entries and that’s exactly why I could do it all in Goiânia, Brazil. I’ve rescued the work from Hades, god of the underworld and of the dead. Photography: Sandro Brasil




From Serra dos AimorĂŠs, MG Lives in Rio de Janeiro, RJ Combone started his artistic career with grafitti, in 2005. Nowadays, besides grafitti, he works with illustration, digital imaging and graphic design. Covering oriental and Brazilian characteristics, his characters gathers Brazilian culture elements, such as typical music and festivals. The result are poetic and ellaborated works.

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