40.00"W x 34.00"H x 0.1"D

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Chico Coelho

El Cerrito, CA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: carnaval, brazil, san francisco, fractals, modern art, pop art, abstract art

Media: acrylic on fiber

Size: 40"W x 34"H x 0.06"D

Year Created: 2016

“We are not IN the universe but we ARE the universe and ultimately, each one of us is a focal point where the universe becomes conscious of itself”-- Eckhart Tolle.

I paint imaginary stellar landscapes made entirely of drops of paint.

My art is inspired by images from outer space caught by Hubble space telescope. It is inspired 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 drip the paint onto the canvas, creating many layers of color and allowing them to interact with one another. By observing my paintings, one can achieve a state of relaxation and meditation induced by the light of these colors.

Allow your mind to expand.



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.

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