Art, // June 22, 2023

Aldri Zanetti — ARTIST


Aldri Zanetti


The inspired art of Brazillian artist Aldri Zanetti —

1. Say a little about yourself.
I was born, raised and live in the city of São Paulo/SP. Formation: Incomplete Plastic Arts and Contábeis Sciences. Art and illustration courses from the Panamerican School of Arts in São Paulo/SP


2. Why art?
Art because it is my essence, she is in me. It is what a joy to do and not every day, everything that I experience is absorbed as a source of inspiration for my children.

3. What is your oldest memory of wanting to be an artist?
Ever since I knew how people were doing something with their hands, I kept drawing, cutting paper, coloring and sewing. But I thought that I was on a school trip with more or less 11 or 12 years we were at the Ibirapuera Art Biennial in São Paulo/SP and I was enchanted by a work by Manabu Mabe. This impacted me and gave me the will to be an artist.



4. Which are your favorite themes? What materials do you use in your works?
For many years my favorite theme was the universe and the feminine beauty that inspired me, but in recent times the abstract has attracted me a lot, once it allows me to explore infinite possibilities and allows me to express myself in a more free way. A mixture of the figurative and the abstract in surreal form also attracted less attention.



5. How do you work and address the theme of your works?
I work with the data research and the technical choice and make sketches and sketches. Defined the theme and project I do an analysis and try to focus on non-essentials and exclude excesses. I credit not “less is more”. After that, I separate the materials (textile or paint) and leave for action.

6. Any artist inspires you?
Various artists, much liked by Alphonse Mucha, Toulouse Lautrec, Gustav Klimt, Marc Chagall, Yayoi Kusama, Tomie Ohtake, Manabu Mabe, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee.



7. Which are the best responses that you have to your art?
Noticing that my work aroused a feeling and/or emotion that touched the viewer’s heart and perceiving that his work ended up taking a life of its own independent of his will. It’s something magical.





8. What do you like the most about your work?
Doing what you love is one of the greatest satisfactions in life. The possibility of exploring new things every day within this universe is very rewarding.






9. Do you have any other activity, besides being a plastic artist?
I already had one, I worked in the financial area and in book illustration, with crafts and patchwork and embroidery classes. Today only art.




10. Who are your main participants in exhibitions?
• Individual Show Charms of Romanticism – Mega Artesanal 2019, Têxtil Design 2019 and 2023, and other Têxteis exhibitions in Brazil and abroad.
• Simultaneous Show of the Circuito das Artes Atelier Márcia Vinhas (Brazil) in Chaves and Lisbon/Portugal and Madrid/Spain years 2019 and 2022.
• Various participations in Virtual Exposições na Raphael Art Gallery-São Paulo/Sp -Brasil.




11. What advice would you give to other artists or future artists?
Be an eternal learner, read, research, keep a mind always curious and open to new years with knowledge. But when it comes to nurturing your art, follow your heart and your intuition. Follow your rules and avoid idioms, criticisms and self-criticism.




12. Where do you see yourself here in 10/05 years?
I prefer not to make long-term plans and focus on current projects.

13. Plans for the future.
Continue making art with love




Edmundo Cavalcanti