The Startling Murals and Drawings of Caratoes

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There’s both an elegance and jarring quality in the otherworldly creations of Caratoes. The artist shares these disfigured characters in both murals and gallery works, moving between monochromatic and vibrant hues. The artist had a recent installation at Superchief Gallery’s Miami location during Miami Art Week.

“In her [murals], she would envision her character living and interacting with the environment they are painted in, a statement says. “In her more contemporary pieces she would share a story of one of her obsessions and passions. Showing the beautiful and ugly parts of it with the viewer. She aims to create environments that breathes a certain atmosphere or feeling that can spark a story to the viewer. Mix and matching techniques and things she learned from different fields together.”

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🌸Had to post more pictures 🌸// We arrived in this tiny village on top of the mountains,with only 250 people living there. surrounded by fresh traces of people trying /who found gold in the rivers nearby. This little house that fell apart was the perfect canvas. The family that lives next to it had a daughter I wanted to paint and to my suprise they were identical twins, who used to live in the house that fell appart. Was incredible to look behind me while painting and see those amazing mountains. Look up from my reference and see my reference in double, the twin girls walking around me quietly, observing what I was doing. Because I can't speak Portuguese I just smiled at them. They would give me flowers. But when someone helped to translate to ask if they wanted to braid my hair. (because they said they thought it was pretty 💖) They just opened up,and without any vocal communication,they just accepted me in their girl crew. We strolled down the streets holding hands and they showed me all the things they love in their village and give me every beautiful flower they saw on the road. They yelled at people I don't speak Portuguese so don't bother trying to talk to me. I lift them up to climb fences, so we can steal guava from the neighbours gardens. At the end of the day my fanny pack was pouring over with flowers. And the girls… I feel so a gazillion thankful for their kindness.. million times thank you for the amazing couple that hosted us in #BeloHorizonte powerwoman @jujuflores and master artist cook @mazzolandia And the supercrew that hosted us in the village superbros @institutoamado @quartoamado ,Raul,Clara All pictures credit goes to @fernandobiagioni 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖 #Brazil

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