Porto Alegre – RS, 1999
Zequiel has a degree in Communication Design from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, and in his artwork, he joins traditional materials, such as acrylic paint, watercolor, and colored pencils with the digitalizing desk.
His connection with art was established as an infant and, at ten years old, with the influence of anime and manga, he decided he’d take that “hobby” seriously. His experience of being bullied as a child motivated his dream of working with art. Since then, feelings such as dysphoria, anxiety, and fear have become his main themes. “And what if all that is most terrifying in me were to take shape?” – that is the question that Zequiel’s art sets out to answer.
Zequiel has a great interest in the visual shock that his works provoke in people. However, the artist balances the chaos and horror of his narratives with a certain stability that comes from the materiality of his brushstrokes in the composition of human figures with inexpressive gazes, as well as from the use of neutral colors like black and gray.
“Inatividade” [“Inactivity”] (2019). Matt acrylic paint on canvas. Dimensions: 30cm x 40cm.
“Medo” [“Fear”] (2019). Matt acrylic paint on paper 270g/m². Dimensions: 24cm x 32cm.
“Coroação” [“Crowning”] (2019). Matt acrylic paint, ballpoint pen, and collage on Paraná paper. Dimensions: 21cm x 28cm.
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