Gabriel Grecco was born in 1980 in Rio de Janeiro and works in different areas of art such as music, poetry, illustrations and paintings. Self-taught from an early age, to 16 years have risked their strokes on screen and offered his cartoons and illustrations for newspapers and national and regional magazines. He majored in advertising and design in Rio de Janeiro and served eight years as a designer and illustrator for advertising agencies. After leaving the publicity, 4 years has been dedicated only art where in a short time has had to international recognition when he attended the IFAC 2014 (International Fine Arts Competition) in Miami city receiving prize of the 10 most creative painters of the competition. Grecco is also participating in arts salons throughout Brazil. The works of Gabriel Grecco are produced in acrylic, collage, charcoal and wax on canvas of various sizes. The artist plays with various types of mental and urban interference challenging linguistic convention to identify a picture of something like the thing itself. At first, the Grecco point appears simplistic, almost to the point of provocation when he calls the title of the work with what is being portrayed on the screen. In fact, this work is extremely paradoxical. Grecco makes the viewer think of another point of view a scene that could be simple and in a way, according to the title is simple. Thus it makes us question what we are actually seeing from the point of what is real and what is imaginary causing mental interference to reflect on social, political and all the consumer industry from a world where our mind is interfered with by a lot of information that we receive while in our day-to-day all the time.
- Drinking soda, 2015 – Acrylic on canvas, 100x80cm.
- Big Fish, 2015 – Acrylic, collage and wax on canvas, 95x130cm.
- Handbag, 2015 – Acrylic, collage and wax on canvas, 180x130cm.
- Throwing Granade (After #Banksy), 2015 – Acrylic on canvas, 160x145cm.
- Consumption, terrorism and prejudice. Save your head! (Just do Shit), 2016 – Acrylic on canvas, 200x145cm.
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