Size: 79"W x 49"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2016
This painting is inspired by the effect of the rain on the glass of a window as well as on the light of stars in distant gallaxies in the universe. The tridimentional effect caused by the contrast of the colors can be observed relaxing your eyes and letting your mind go through the imaginary space built inside the painting.
My art is inspired by images from outer space caught by Hubble space telescope and by the moiré pattern found in photographs in old newspapers, and it is technically based on the behavior of colors in the human brain. I paint imaginary stellar landscapes made entirely of drops of paint. By observing these paintings, one can achieve a state of relaxation and meditation induced by the light of the colors. While dripping paint over the canvas, I create many layers of colors which interact with each other allowing viewers to experience a sense of mind expansion. I want my art to help people to realize that “we are are not IN the universe but we ARE the universe and ultimately, each one of us is a focal point where the universe becames conscious of itself”-- Ekhart Tolle.
Chico Coelho lives in San Francisco, CA where he creates modern abstract art. Coelho studied Architecture and Urban Development in São Paulo. He also worked as an artist, publicity photographer, educational textbook illustrator, music composer, guitar player, singer, and songwriter (Coelho has recorded four albums of original compositions). In 1998, Coelho was one of 20 Brazilian artists invited to participate in the celebratory exhibition of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in Paris, France. The show then opened the Centro Cultural in Sintra (Cultural Center of Sintra) in Portugal, and two publications of the exhibition were later released in Paris and Sintra. In 2005, Coelho was selected to be one of the artists to work for ATELIER AMARELO (Yellow Art Studio), a project sponsored by the Secretaria de Estado da Cultura de São Paulo. His work NA RUA (In the Streets) portrays the people living in Cracolãndia (The Land of Crack) who were mostly homeless crack addicts in São Paulo. Also in 2005, Coelho created Vaca Bandida (The Bad Cow) which was selected for the CowParade/São Paulo—an international public art event that exhibits life-sized cows and have been staged in over 50 countries worldwide since 1999. Chico Coelho now works in a technique he developed himself called the Dissolution of Fractals.