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Maico Camilo

1982 Brazil

28 Works exhibited

Current location

Cape Town, South Africa

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Maico Camilo, born in Brazil 1982.  He has travelled extensively, up into Europe and then lived and worked for an extended period of time in New Zealand and Australia.  These experiences have opened him up to the different cultures and environments that have helped him explore the larger questions we all face in life: our reason for being. Camilo has set about exploring his own journey through his art, challenging his own paradigms and his reason for being and not being afraid to explore different vocabularies and communication forms through his art.  He is challenging us all to confront the obvious, in terms of what is going on around us.  What you see is what you get, but is it?  How many of us compromise our real self?  How many of us fall victim to the perceptions of others, worried about what others think?  How many of us truly stand for what we believe in and remain true to ourselves? When you see the complexities in Camilo’s artwork, you see a mirror of the complexities of life.  The layers of each work question our own strength of conviction, for what we stand for.  Each piece forces the viewer to look elsewhere within the artwork, therefore the viewer will slowly analyse their own response to the work, sensing the intellect that the artwork has to offer. So, come and explore for yourself and discover!  Camilo Art Studio provides a warm and friendly environment and breaks down some of the intimidation some people associate with traditional galleries.  Take time to come and get to know the artist. Maico’s artwork currently hangs in the Boardroom of the International College of Management (Manly, Sydney). There is also a major Sydney contemporary piece, called Sydney In Vivid, being placed in the new building of St Andrews College (sponsored by http://www.braydiver.com), and other major private collectors.

I work on unplanned subjects, elements, emotions, life experiences, which belong to my subconscious. These subjects relate to or have related to my personal or explored life, encompassing our notion of past, present and future life. My focus evolves around the exploration of human emotions; hence the journey starts from a place of unknown.

I usually start with a thought in my head, which instinctively grows from my differing emotions that I am feeling at that time in my life. I can walk around for hours, venturing out at night and walking the streets, slowly but surely sensing that the idea is germinating as I take in the scene around me. The sense of a work (or project) eventually crystallises and I can then commence the process of putting the concepts inside my head onto the canvas.

My work demands us to discover for ourselves what we perceive we are seeing. My current projects are essentially hiding the obvious within the artwork itself, deliberately diminishing the clarity and then the final step within the artwork is creating a linear view of the world, providing the definition that we are searching for in each piece.

In this way I am drawing the viewer into a state of reflection. By way of example, my most recent pieces provide a more ‘figurative’ aspect to the works. The viewer can readily identify a ‘human figure’, with each artwork intentionally demonstrating the figure in an almost comical or grotesque position, again but in a different way, asking us to reflect on the emotional element of the human state.

With each piece I start my own journey of self-discovery, ultimately providing the platform for my subconscious to become conscious and the artwork can then stand on its own, bringing the unplanned subject that I started with, to life.

Works by Maico Camilo

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2021

160 x 180 x 7 cm

5300,00 €

2021

160 x 180 x 7 cm

5300,00 €

2021

160 x 180 x 7 cm

SOLD

2021

160 x 180 x 7 cm

5300,00 €

2021

320 x 180 x 7 cm

10600,00 €

2021

320 x 180 x 7 cm

10600,00 €

2018

120 x 180 x 3 cm

SOLD

2020

170 x 180 x 7 cm

4500,00 €

2021

170 x 180 x 4 cm

5100,00 €

2020

150 x 180 x 4 cm

3900,00 €

2020

150 x 180 x 4 cm

3900,00 €

2020

170 x 180 x 7 cm

4300,00 €

2020

170 x 180 x 7 cm

4300,00 €

2020

170 x 180 x 7 cm

SOLD

2020

170 x 180 x 7 cm

3700,00 €

2020

170 x 180 x 7 cm

3700,00 €

2020

170 x 180 x 6 cm

5300,00 €

2020

180 x 170 x 6 cm

5300,00 €

2020

170 x 180 x 6 cm

5300,00 €

2020

170 x 180 x 6 cm

5300,00 €

2018

130 x 168 x 2 cm

SOLD

2018

127 x 180 x 1 cm

3800,00 €

2020

134 x 160 x 2 cm

3150,00 €

2020

120 x 180 x 4 cm

3500,00 €

2020

150 x 180 x 4 cm

4250,00 €

2020

150 x 180 x 4 cm

4250,00 €

2019

170 x 180 x 6 cm

5300,00 €

2019

170 x 180 x 6 cm

5300,00 €

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