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Exhibition Title: Brazilian Nature
Brazilian Nature is a series of artworks created with soft pastels and black gesso on a wood board. Each animal is a single figure in their frame, mysterious and aware of our presence. This isolation reflects many feelings of being an immigrant, a sense of strength and identity out of context. The animal colours are a vibrant mix of primary hues expressing tropical energy and sunny, warmer days. Each portrait captures the exact moment when we, as individuals, connect with the animals’ unique, wild and honest nature. It’s a moment of discovery, curiosity and sincerity. Their eye gaze can express many things that spoken language can’t, and this connection led us to investigate deeply our feelings and souls.
About the artist
Jonara Oliveira is an Illustrator and Visual Art Instructor with a background from Architecture and Urbanism. In 2014 she immigrated to Canada where she found the opportunity to invest in her art career. She completed her Illustration Certificate at AUArts and currently guides and supports studios connected by 4Cats Arts Studios in Calgary. Creating contemporary graphic images, she focuses on the connection between the viewer and the image. Her work has been featured in groups and solo exhibitions in Canada.
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