Art, // March 26, 2023
Anjos Art Gallery at ArtExpo NewYork 2023
Anjos Art Gallery and its curator Maria dos Anjos Oliveira,
in partnership with Galeria Nasse, are pleased to once again participate in Artexpo New York at Pier 36, Booth 238 in New York for the 2023 edition, in the trendy Lower East Side of Manhattan. This year more than 170 innovative galleries, artists and publishers from around the world showcasing exciting original artworks, prints, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs and more.
Anjos Art Gallery will be present in this edition with works by 3 (three) talented Brazilian artists, in the certainty that Brazilian art will be very well represented. Participating in this show: Eloah Mestieri, Elizabeth Worstman and Isabel Correia.
“A native of São Paulo, Eloah Mestieri began in childhood as a student of Innocencio Borghese, and continued her studies at the Pan-American School of Arts, FAAP and numerous free courses, focused on drawing and oil painting.
She dedicated part of her life to acting as a businesswoman and stylist in the clothing industry, owing much of her success to the design of lingerie pieces.
Her work continued to evolve with research into color and the development of prints for fabric, as well as painting on pure silk.
During the pandemic, she began to take an interest in watercolor painting, having carried out works that have already earned her 40 covers in the magazine “Em Condomínios” and several requests for work.
Eloah cannot fail to mention her old friendship with dealer and art collector Alayr Nardella, with whom she sharpened her artistic eye”.
The artist Elizabeth Worstman is a historian from the University of São Paulo-USP, professor of History for over 30 years, always establishing relationships between History and the artistic context of each period and subject addressed. We are often drawn to intense visual sensations such as vibrant colors, sinuous shapes, and multicolored surface patterns. In Elizabeth Worstman’s works, our eyes are led by the intensity of contrasts. In art history, color is often associated with appeal and emotions. The relationship between human beings and nature has been a great inspiration for her artistic production. The artist distills from contemplation in nature that can be classified as abstract.
She participated and participates in several exhibitions in Brazil and abroad.
Isa Correia was born in São Tomé and Príncipe – (1958), a former Portuguese colony located in West Africa, in the middle of the equatorial zone.
His family roots of European origin, provided direct contact with other realities, even experiencing the adversities of the political regime that was established at the time, a dictatorship.
Since he was a child, he learned to deal with the differences, the restrictions called “censorship”.
All that mental/visual exercise didn’t deter her from dreaming what it would be like to “live in freedom”.
With the fall of the dictatorial regime in 1974, when she was already a teenager, she returned to Portugal for good, where she continued her studies in the city of Porto.
The academic phase “accounting course”
In the labor field, she performed functions of Credit Controller in the financial / litigation area.
Several formations in the area of informatics, performance.
In the pre-reform period, she returns to her studies to specialize in “tourism technique”.
Her cultural genesis was set between two different continents… having grown up in the midst of two opposing cultures: African and European.
African culture, a critical idiom that she sought to reflect on the processes of ‘decolonization’, whether in metropolis spaces or in colonized spaces… an act of control of consciousness, a liberation from the oppression of knowledge…
All this mysticism, rituals, beliefs and a wide range of artistic expressions began to make sense years later due to the observed analogies.
The African people are passionate about bright colors, costumes and adornments… conveying joy, life and movement.
The enunciated characteristics as well as those later acculturated/adopted were the fuse that gradually launched fire points for what today revealed itself in an explosion of “strokes and scribbles” that are its essence, its feeling, its expressing.
Nature, the universe, the love of traveling and discovering new cultures, entice her to continue to deepen knowledge associated with universal history. Express what the soul dictated and the retina recorded.
“The taste for rhyming poetic writing, strokes and scribbles go hand in hand as allied companions, pure innate aptitudes, in the following formula:
m2p = mind – hand – paper
Art for Isa is a language, it is culture without standards that transports her to broad horizons.
It is life’s twin soul: both walk along an infinite road of brightness, shadows, colored or opaque… it is the cerebral balm that heals the senses, which through random graphics mix with love and purity.
“What my eyes see are unique and non-transmissible images, with a wide observer spectrum.”
Maria dos Anjos Oliveira
Maria dos Anjos Oliveira – Gallerist/Curator
Maria dos Anjos, artistic pseudonym of Maria dos Anjos A. M. de Oliveira, was born in Nisa – Portugal. Together with his family, he moved to Brazil in 1959, where he graduated in fine arts from Faculdade Paulista de Belas Artes and in Museology from FAAP – Faculdade Armando Álvares Penteado. At the age of 25, he began his professional career, participating in several collective exhibitions and winning several acquisition awards, bronze, silver and gold medals.
His international trajectory records: In 1986, at the invitation of the Secretary of State for Culture, he represents Brazil in the Brazilian Art project at the Taipei Art Museum, Taiwan. In 1988, he participated in the Arco Latino project at the National Society of Fine Arts, in Lisbon, and at Casa dos Crivos, in Braga (Portugal). That same year, she participated, as a guest artist, in the first Brazil-China exhibition, in Beijing. In 1991 and 1992, she visited Japan, where she studied various techniques of handmade paper and the art of Sumiê; she exhibits at the Yamaki Art Gallery in Osaka; at Daimaru Art Gallery in Shizuoka; at Sogem Art Gallery and Shinobazu Gallery in Tokyo. In 1993, she coordinated and took part in the Portugal-Japan project, which, under the title “Mares Navegados”, brought together 50 contemporary artists at the Museu de Arte Brasileira in São Paulo. In 2000, she traveled to India in order to study new paper techniques, and participated in the exhibition “Unfolding Paper II” at the Embassy of Brazil in New Delhi. That same year she exhibited at FUNARTE in São Paulo, and in Povoa de Varzim (Portugal). Her works are part of official and private collections in Portugal, France, Germany, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, China, Japan and at the Museum of Art of the Parliament of São Paulo.
As an art curator and cultural producer, she has seen important partnerships and collective works carried out in Brazil and around the world.
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