Portrait Study: Searching for a personal language

December 7, 2010

Searching for your identity is not just a teenage pursuit, expressed by defying hair colors and rebellious accessories. Once this acute stage has passed, we continue to mold ourselves via internal and external pressures, slowly smelting into the imperfect people…

Line Paintings: A First Attempt

November 24, 2010

It’s been nearly 3 years now that I’ve been playing around with pens and markers, exploring intuitively and leaving my more rigorous studies for pencil drawing and painting. Though I don’t really know why, I recently started doing a few…

Creative Energy v. Rational Mode

November 10, 2010

November is in full swing, hot summer days interrupting our pleasant spring weather and the last weeks of 2010 slipping through my fingers like well oiled spaghetti. My work-art-lifestuff balance having been thrown off by a natural confluence of events,…

Creative Hiatus

October 27, 2010

Hello again. I’m back. After nearly three weeks of weblogging silence, some minor guilt tripping and a few false starts, I’ve found the right mix of conditions to write again. I’m a perfect example of today’s topic: creative hiatus. Most…

Project VerboFly

October 8, 2010

The beginnings of another project… Inspired by my recent brush with grafitti, the VerboFlys are meant to be visually appealing, decorative urban art that contain meaning for those that take the time to question what they are looking at. Understanding…

creativity: the gambiarra. what brazilians have to teach us about being creative.

October 4, 2010

For the sake of this posting, let’s assume that you are American, born and raised in the land of plenty where pretty much any man-made object that exists in the world can be found. Sure, it might take you some…

my art: tranquility ii

September 30, 2010

Another interpretation of a Roxanne Huber photo, taking my first version in a more daring direction. I tried to consciously push myself to do something that I wasn’t quite sure would work, like in her left breast where the area…

the conundrum of creativity

September 26, 2010

It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon here in São Paulo. Gentle rains tap soothing rhythms outside my window and the streets are empty of their normal hustle and bustle. The dishes have been done, the laundry is folded and the bed…

Titi Freak, Graffiti Artist, Solo show “Sempre” (Always)

September 21, 2010

One of the great things about living in a chaotic urban environment, where concrete overpowers nature about 75% of the time, is that there is an endless supply of artist canvas. Clean, dirty, compact or parking-lot sized, surfaces suitable for…

Inky Rocks the House, Tapas Club, 14/sept

September 17, 2010

After months of listening to