Art, // June 7, 2015

Edmundo Cavalcanti — ARTIST

Edmundo Cavalcanti

Edmundo Cavalcanti


Interview with artist Edmundo Cavalcanti —

1. Who are you and what do you do?
I am Edmundo Cavalcanti , I am a Brazilian artist who has found out colours, forms and the world’s beauty, after retirement as a business administrator.

2. Why art?
To my mind art is a means of sharing my inner self, my deep essence.


"Viagem pela Essencia"

“Viagem pela Essencia”



3. What is your earliest memory of wanting to be an artist?
It´s quite difficult to precise when art took place in my life. I haven´t got an earliest “trying to be an artist” memory. Art has just happened to me as a need to put stuff out.





4. What are your favorite subject(s) and media(s)?
I have no preference for a determined theme. Inspiring themes are not previously defined. Sometimes my inspiration comes from photos, other times I’ve got insights or even friends comments lead me to a piece of art (either a painting or a poem).


"Rainha da África"

“Rainha da África”


5. How do you work and approach your subject?
In my everyday life there’s no such a thing as a specific approach to work. Themes are built up slowly, piece by piece. When I get started in a painting or a poem I have no mental image of the resulting piece. My work seems to have life in itself. It´s need of existence conducts my hands.

6. What are your favorite art work(s), artist(s)?
When it deals with art I do admire Wassily Kandinsky and in BrazilCandido Portinari.


"Misterios da Mente"

“Misterios da Mente”


7. What are the best responses you have had to your work?
My best results concerning to art work were a couple of Special Guest Invitations in several Brazilian Exhibitions and one special Exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal.


"Passion by Cores"

“Passion by Cores”



8. What do you like about your work?
What I appreciate the most in this work with art is the peace it brings to me. Besides that when I see satisfaction and happiness in people´s eyes after observing or reading my art production.






9. What advice would you give to other artists?
My advice to other artists would be give art a try, invent, put all your love and energy in your work.


"Meu Universo em Azul"

“Meu Universo em Azul”


10. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
In five years time I see myself painting in my atelier and traveling all over the world releasing my work.



Edmundo Cavalcanti

Edmundo Cavalcanti





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