I had the pleasure to be interviewed by one of the most influential publications for my work, Shoerazzi. For many years, I have used the site to view new collections, research on emerging designers, and satisfy my obsession with shoes. This time, the article features my work as an illustrator and an insight into my life. Questions dive into my inspirations, favorite designers, artistic hurdles, future plans, and more. Click here to read the full Q&A, Interview with Artist and Designer Gloria Hernando.
Claudio Souza Pinto, was born in Brazil in 1954. His success as an artist initiated when Alan Aouizerate, the French art collector, admired Claudio's art and invited him to exhibit at Le Bains and The Opera in Paris.His style is artistic, surreal, romantic, an humorous. The boldness of colors, fantastic realism, and evidence of emotion captures viewers from far away and leaves them entranced. Many respected architects and art collectors have delighted in Claudio's paintings, including move director, Jacques Bral, who commented "Claudio's paintings have a fantastic realism and a visual discussion about melancholy and love. Sadness or happiness is always present in his paintings, even if in spirit".
I was given the opportunity to see a few of Claudio's works of art in person during Art Walk in Miami and was incredible impressed. The large scale of his paintings, along with the magic posed through both context and artistic quality is truly admirable.
Below I have included a few of his great pieces. Enjoy!
"For the artist, life is a great play. All of us have different behavior masks, and they emerge depending on the occasion...in the theater of life."