Luiz 83 is the artistic name of Luiz dos Santos Menezes, born in 1983 in the city of São Paulo, he works and lives in this city. Self-taught, his training stems from experience acquired on the streets of the city as a “pichador” activity that offered the beginning of a plastic vocabulary that has been refined from research that the artist develops with a considerable degree of inventiveness in more conventional means such as drawing, painting and sculpture.
His professional experience as an art exhibition assembler also offers him the opportunity to remain in intimate contact with classic and contemporary works, an opportunity that results in significantly assimilated knowledge.
In his works it is possible to perceive a very peculiar and, undoubtedly sophisticated, concretism in the formal solutions and in the conceptual and POP-like arrangements, a quality also perceived through a chromaticism that in general favors bright colors of intense luminosity.
Luiz 83 has already been present in several individual and collective shows, among which stand out the individual “Z” at Tato gallery, Fragmento sem Sentence: Luiz83 – Casa Galeria and the collective shows “Trends of Street Art at the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture and “Pretatitude: insurgencies, emergencies and affirmations in Afro-Brazilian contemporary art” at SESC Ribeirão Preto, São Carlos, Vila Mariana and Santos”.
Projeto Portão 2022
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