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Frederico Penteado

Polis, 2009. Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas, 190 cm by 122 cm.

My art practice is an attempt to express a poetical vision. A practice based on memory and imagination and even though I come to my paintings from things previously seen in daily life I never depict directly from Nature. I come to my artworks in a mind state which I can only describe as daydreaming, not in an automatist manner like those of the surrealists or the artists of the subconscious but rather a superimposition of an image that coalesced in my mind through my memories. My art works tend to be evocations rather than representations. In them the city or the evocation of cities is a metaphor of society, of human enterprise and its meaning.


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