Let me introduce myself
My name is Adriano Ribeiro I was born born and grew up in Belém; a strange, beautiful, hot, humid city in the east coast of northern Brazil, Amazon area.
I moved to Europe in the year 2000, first to Switzerland then Italy. I currently live and work in this amazing Mediterranean Island, The Sicily. I’m married, have two kids, a girl and a boy.
I love painting, a lot, I’ve been painting and drawing on anything and everything for as long as I can remember. I am intrigued by the astronomy, cosmology, black holes, science fiction novels, sci fi movies, nano technology, music, cinema, podcasts (while painting) photography and I am totally crazy for Italian fresh and healthy food.
I took a number of fine arts courses while in university, however I am officially a self taught artist. I also studied chemistry, philosophy and technical drawing. I also founded a small company of optical and laser instruments.
I Sometimes mix art and science
specially in the side of living entities, I construct abstract biological structures, occasionally inducted into technological scenarios, these hypothetical environments are not necessarily terrestrial nor coming from this spatial dimension.
I consider that science offers a range of new media and methods for artistic exploration, expecting that the art and science evolution isn’t just about the production of art and science in their own proprieties, but also about a more integrated society.
After a long period
traveling around the world, doing shows, seeking for inspiration or just for the love and curiosity about the world. I decided to embark on a research trip, right in the heart of the Amazon jungle, looking for drawings, shapes, volumes, colors, cave art, tattoos, in short, everything to do with the ancient pre-Columbian people.
I was there for about 4 years, that was an important period of my life. After that adventure I focused on sculpture and painting, evolving from realism into abstract surrealism.
By the end of this intense period I experimented with photography and film-making. I moved back to my home town and start an art studio on a propriety location of my family, I produced series of canvas works, sculptures and installations, made part of various art shows.
I won two important prizes
1997 the SART IV, in the city of Porto Velho, capital of the Rondonia state and the International Fine Arts “La Phoenix” in Palermo, Italy, in 2001
Currently my art flows
alternating science and Sci-Fi, poetry and underground, geometry and calligraphic elements, organic structures and architectural drawings in a continuous on/off, within some sort of bipolarity zone, annihilating and self regenerating each other.
I open these psychological containers, apparently ambiguous and solve them on a single scenario, imagining that all information in the universe is right there, in that small piece of idea, disappeared, apparently dissolved but certainly recoverable.
My new studio’s
in the middle of the beautiful Sicilian country side, a small art farm, with an open patio, weather in the island is very generous, I can work outside even in winter time.
Here I have quietness, birds singing, fresh water and pure air, a fully loaded nature experience.
I currently paint and sell my works thru physical and online galleries, I ship them worldwide (free shipping for my collectors), directly from my studio.