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Marcos
Damascena
ARC Associate Living Master™
Brazilian artist & teacher
born 1981

Born in: Pocoes Bahia, Brazil

Nationality:
Brazilian


Biographical Information

CONTACT INFO:
Website:
marcosdamascena.com

Marcos Damascena was born in Poções Bahia in 1981 and rooted in São Paulo, where he began his artistic career studying with what was considered the biggest names in art education in his country. He studied drawing technique and live figure drawing with professor Luis Alberto, in the Association Paulista of Fine Arts. Afterwards, he studied the theory of color and anatomy of animals, with emphasis on the study of horses with the master, Jorge Abraham Esteves.

His talent developed with surprising speed. Damascena defined his style by painting in thin layers and depicting extraordinary details, a quality that has enabled him to be honored with several awards.

Deciding to depict recognizable forms, he then began a new phase of his career using the human being as the basis of his work. He focused on the soul of the subject in various stages and the expressions and intimate moments intrinsic to each individual. The characteristic details drew the attention of several critics and dealers, marking his presence in Brazilian realistic painting.

He is praised by critics as being both classical and modern. Damascena is a legacy in Brazil, hailed for his technical and creative skill. He is one of the founders of the vanguard realistic movement of ARV.

Professional ExperienceIn the magic of form suggested by nature, Marcos Damascena intervenes with his imagination and creativity and blends different cultural matrixes, arousing multiple feelings and sensations in the observers of his works. The artist builds his work by means of form and color and is capable of transmitting the subject in complete harmony and poetry. With good technique and richness of detail, he outlines the theme on the canvas. The clear drawing is filled with playful shades of light, which slowly reduces and mitigates to soft and evocative lighting.
-Emanuel Von Lauenstein Massarani - art critic and Superintendent of Cultural Heritage of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Sao Paulo

Main exhibitionsMain Awards

Veil of Expressions 2

-2008
127 x 95.25 cm
(50" x 37½")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-02
Veil of Expressions 1

-2008
95.25 x 127 cm
(37½" x 50")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-02
Veil of Expressions 06

-2010
30.48 x 40.64 cm
(12" x 16")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-02
Armageddon

-2012
105.664 x 105.664 cm
(41.6" x 41.6")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-02
The Creation of the Cosmos

-2010
137.414 x 105.664 cm
(54.1" x 41.6")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-02
Spectrum

-2009
73.914 x 104.14 cm
(29.1" x 41")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-02
Black Beauty

-2009
105.664 x 73.914 cm
(41.6" x 29.1")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-02
Veil of Expressions 05

-2008
127 x 95.24 cm
(50" x 37½")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-02
Veil of Expressions 3

-2008
95.25 x 127 cm
(37½" x 50")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-02
Veil of Expressions 08

-2008
95.25 x 127 cm
(37½" x 50")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-02