Cesar Vianna

Artwork of the Month Fierce, honorable mention artist of the month April 2024.

Artist: Cesar Vianna

He is a multitasking Canadian / Brazilian professional artist, He is a member of the International Association of Visual Artists (IAVA). He was born in Sao Paulo (where He studied design and architecture).

Artwork: Fierce, pastel on paper, 12x12in, 2022 (installed on a wood canva by marouflage)

Art House Online Gallery had the chance to have an interview with Cesar Vianna to get to know him more and learn more about his art

-When it comes to your art, explain what you do in 100 words,

My work is at times realistic, at others surreal / abstract. I seek the perfection of images from the classical past combined with the attitude and abstraction of contemporary arts. The nature and complexity of human forms are my sources of inspiration. I use vibrant colors and strong contrasts on minimalist representations. My work is very luminous and vibrant. I represent people from different parts of the world and inspire my artwork on those people. Ordinary people with real problems that never thought one day could be in an art piece. I draw what I see, what I feel.

-What project are you working on now?

At the moment, I have been producing a series of minimalist, monochromatic portraits, made in black ink on white paper. In this series, only the darkest shadows of the body (with hatching) are represented. The observer’s brain takes care of completing the image.

-Which place in the world do you find to be the most inspiring?

My studio, in my house, close to my partner and my family.

-What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Art is not perfect. Accidents can happen during the production of a work (a paint stain, for example). It is important to know how to accept these accidents and learn to incorporate them into the final work. Imperfection is what makes a work of art interesting.

 -Do you make a living off of your art?

I’m a graphic designer. Art is present in my daily life in two ways: in my work as a designer and in my personal artistic production. Yes, I can say that I make a living off my art.

-How has your practice changed over time?

My practice is very eclectic. It changes depending on my desire to discover a new technique, for example. Exactly ten years ago, I explored photography. At the time, my work was defined as “an impressionist painting made with a camera”. After that, I began to seek perfection by representing landscapes, animals and, finally, humans. I used paints, pastels, engravings, among other techniques. The pandemic opened doors for me to the world. After 2020, I met people from different regions of the world. People who inspired me and became the focus of my work. I still seek perfection, but in a more free and personal way. I represent a person the way they make me feel, no longer with the perfection of a classical artist.


Cesar Vianna

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