VISUAL ARTIST / PAINTER
A Brazilian visual artist Fabiana Salomao who lives and works out of Toronto in Canada. Fabiana is multi-talented artist with over 20 years in the fields of visual arts and literature. For the last decade she has given particular attention to photographic works, paintings, and installation. Her abstract works have been strongly influenced by Concrete Art and Neo-Concretism that took place between 1930 and 1990.
“I BRING IN MY ART THE AWARNESS THAT TODAY WE ARE NOT MODERN, BUT RATHER A RECONFIGURATION OF THE MODERN”
Fabiana is driven by a passion for Modernism which has resulted in her latest productions called “Concrete Memories” where she questions the conceptual ambiguities between Modern and Contemporary Art. The collection comes in large format figurative and abstract paintings of acrylic on canvas and on wood 3-D geometric figures. She is a key player of the Concrete Movement and for her Modern has become a concept in a very generic way and studies its influences on contemporary art.
“MY CONCERN IS TO BRING LIGHT TO THIS MOVEMENT, WHICH, IN A WAY, PREPARES THE GROUND AND CONTINUES TO STRONGLY INFLUENCE CONTEMPORARY PRODUCTION”
“I bring in my art the awareness that today we are not Modern, but rather a reconfiguration of the Modern. If, on one hand, Modernism was a sequence of ruptures, Contemporary Art is conciliatory and appropriates the advances and ideals of Modernism to bring new developments and innovations in art, technology, and design. We are the innovating vanguard, but not a vanguard that breaks from its past, as Modernism did. My production is Contemporary, as it adds a new step, other experiences and different attempts.”
About modernism she states that: “In the artistic realms, it means a great break from the traditional ways, from the known. Modernism broke brilliantly from structural traditionalism. Contemporary Art carries the whole context of the arts, the architectural movement, design and fashion, but without adopting a single line that breaks from the past”.
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