top of page

Series - AS MARIAS

The series brings a curious perspective of Brazil through its women. The artist started from the interesting statement of a Brazilian soap opera writer that the “typical Brazilian woman is domestic, black and called Maria”.

In fact, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) shows that in Brazil there are 11.7 million Marias and 54% of the Brazilian population is black. In addition, a survey released by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2010 revealed that of the 52.6 million domestic workers in the world, 7.2 million are Brazilian and 93% from them are women.

This does not mean that these combined data result in the stereotype described above, but, according to the artist, it is at least intriguing and can indeed influence the spirit that rests on the jargon used by the writer.

The works, which combine acrylic, enamel, oil, pigments and infinite recycled materials, portray Brazilian female icons and profiles as if they were all black and called Maria.

Modern art, Contemporary, painting - Contemporary art - pro-life contemporary art - brazilian art

bottom of page