Enjoy the portfolio of artist ZECO, who presents a provocative collection of high energy digital art. View more of his work here.
Art is a voice, art is a scream. Art must be a loud voice screaming.
I was born in the middle of the wild jungle in Mozambique and grew up in the middle of medieval castles in Portugal. Now I live in the middle of the restless landscape of the United States.
I studied Art at the National Society of Fine Arts in Lisbon, Parsons School of Design, and New York University in New York. After studying the classic masters in Europe and the Modernists in the United States, I like to mix both sometimes. It amplifies my possible creative horizons, and I like that.
My art is tinged with shades of Surrealism, Modernism, Expressionism, Pop Art, and the Renaissance period. I paint the invisible message in front of me. I paint conceptual images to help me navigate through uncovering hidden emotions, unveiling the current state of affairs, and concealed social and political issues. And I paint the feelings in my brain and the visions in my heart. My right brain is inspired by my left brain.
A new painting is always an immersive experience, and a trigger of adrenaline and dopamine. It takes me into a problem-solving mode that forces me to find the right look, style, and mood that best responds to my artistic intentions with limitless potential. My work may take different forms and styles, but color is one of the main characters in my artistic universe. Bold and strong colors make me smile and help me express ideas and emotions.
I use oils, acrylics, pastels, pencils, and digital tools to create my work. My work is usually focused on one subject around one main idea which can be a critique of a social issue, the difference between past and present, the expression of a feeling, or whatever makes an emotional or intellectual impression on me.
Usually I share my work with friends and family to get their opinions and feedback before my work is finished. I’m not looking for approval or any kind of positive confirmation, but I like to make sure that the ideas and messages in my paintings are clear, easily readable and throw a smile at my friends’ faces.
Lately, I like to look at contemporary work from new, young artists embracing new technologies and tools that can add a deeper perspective to the art world. It inspires me. For the last few years, I’ve been displaying my work in galleries around the USA and Europe.
Art is a pleasant journey for me. My heart is motivated by the creative process, and just like my heart, I’m inspired!
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