Adriano lives and works in Italy. He was born and grew up in BelÈm, a strange, beautiful city in the east coast of northern Brazil, Amazon area. He is a self taught artist, studied chemistry, philosophy and technical drawing. He constructs abstract biological structures, occasionally inducted into technological scenarios. These hypothetical environments are not necessarily terrestrial or coming from this spatial dimension. He consider that science offers a range of new media and methods for artistic exploration, expecting that the art and science evolution is not just about the production of art and science in their own proprieties, but also about a more integrated society.
As for his technique, he mixes sculptural elements, textured designs surfaces and assembles them. Adriano uses acrylic colors, oil, bitumen, sand, wood, micro crystalline and bee's waxe, some neutral emulsions, fused plastic, natural resins.
After a long period traveling around the world, he decided to embark on a research trip, right in the heart of the Amazon jungle, looking for drawings, shapes, volumes, colors, cave art, tattoos––everything to do with the ancient pre-Columbian people.
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