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Cesar Finamori

New York, NY

"The long you look to these pictures the more interesting things they tell you." – Ivan Markovsky"
Cesar Finamori is a New York-based contemporary artist. He is primarily known for his award-winning career in the advertising industry as a designer, art director, and creative director. Born in 1967 in São Paulo, Brazil, he graduated from the College of Belas Artes.

Along with his graphic design work, Finamori creates his artwork. In 2002, he had his first solo show "Stolen Feet" in Sao Paulo. In 2006, he moved to New York to continue his work as a graphic designer and art director. In 2016, he began painting his series “Vivian Girls”, influenced mainly by Francis Bacon, Juan Miró and Wassily Kandinsky.

“The artist’s ability to utilize abstraction in the service of figuration is a testament to his conceptual talents. From this I gather that Finamori has a much different understanding of what makes anyone alive than our current paradigms of science and culture dictate”
wrote Chloe Hyman for Canvas and Crumpets.

Since 2017, the “Vivian Girls” series has been exhibited at a number of venues and art fairs in New York and Los Angeles, including the AdArtShow at Sotheby's NYC in 2018.
Wescover creator since 2020

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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"I make my paintings in two different stages, first I let myself go, I don’t try to reproduce a face, but the emotion it produces upon me, I’m more interested in the material itself than in the subject; The second stage is carefully planned as I add sharp circles and silhouettes, trying to make sense of the chaotic first stage."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I want people to feel a bit uncomfortable in front of my work, I don't want to be "easy", I want people to expend some time in front of my paintings, to experience them as a figurative painting and then, loose themselves in the abstract aspect of them."
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What is your favorite material to work with?

"I use acrylic on canvas, or oil on canvas, I don't mix them, but I like both mediums, to apply them on the canvas I can use any tool, from a wood stick, to sponge, to a rag, and lots and lots of solvent, I like the watered effect."
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