"Since childhood, I have always been a great art lover.
The film, however, took over, becoming an obsession during my adolescence.
I often dreamed of tele-transporting myself into a movie often constructing an imaginary world full of bizarre characters.
Soon my love for film and visual arts evolved into a deeper love; the love for painting. My life’s mission today. "
Sergio Oliveira otherwise known as Azol, describes the beginning of his love affair with art; a “love story” defined by feelings and emotions that transfer the viewer in a world both abstract and realistic.
The Brazilian artist, creates stories beyond the imaginary, leading his readers/viewers to immerse into them completely, becoming part of the storytelling.
His latest collection Virgulino, refers to an exhilarant collection, inspired by a Brazilian bandit who shook the northeast part of the country.
Each painting recounts a piece of the bandit’s story composed by vivid, pure and energetic colors; sometimes empathetic sometimes tragic.
A highly appreciated collection embraced by an international crowd, outlining not only part of the Brazilian history but also an introspective of the artist in relation to his origins.
"A whirlwind of emotions in a glance."
The great success of the collection led Azol to showcase in some of the world’s most renowned art galleries, among others the MCM GALLERY of San Paolo and the SAPHIRA & VENTURA GALLERY of New York with whom he signed a one-year contract for international exhibitions (4 in the US, one in Europe and one in Asia). Oliveira also attended the 10 year celebration of ARTEFACTO and the Art Expo in New York.
"My future plan? Who knows, my art will decide for me. An art that is not only limited to painting but it also experiments, cultivates and engages through sculpture, collages and illustrations. An art made to be lived and not just be looked at. "
Content Editor Annie Markitanis