"There is mystery and solitude and there is space for the viewer to share in those experiences.""Reference to my work is to be found in nature. I was born in Rio de Janeiro's southern littoral in a time when the region's forests were virgin. The exuberance of the Atlantic forests in their meeting with the sea makes part of my internal content.
"I began my studies in the classical way in 1968, by painting on the streets and paying attention to the variations in light. Even up to this day, my work is based in the skills learned at the Brazilian Society of Fine Arts. I developed a very personal work based on chiaroscuro, shadows, volume, and movement, and with imaginary perspective I transform images without escaping form. I rely on terracotta hues, sepia breaks color's rigidity and creates an oneiric and poetic atmosphere. My colors are burnished, I use color upon color until I achieve texture and give form to the canvas. I cannot conceive of painting without their being depth and complexity of color.
"I play with the construction of space, there are many planes in my work – Impressionist planes that blend into abstract backgrounds. There is mystery and solitude and there is space for the viewer to share in those experiences. I create by treading on an individual path in search of a satisfying result. This particular work is daring, I do not pretend to achieve market renown – I would rather attain better results and purify my language.
"To exhibit in Novica's site is an excellent opportunity to help artists do what we more or less like, that is to sell our work. But we do grow attached to our work and we find it difficult to market it. Novica is a welcomed assistance in this respect."
Luiz Tristão has exhibited his work in Brazil, mainly in the state of Rio de Janeiro. In 1977 he was awarded a Gold Medal by the Naval School and his work is referenced in Alice and Louzada's Dicionário de Artes Plásticas Brasil - vol IX, vol X, vol. XI and vol XII, Julio Louzada Publicações, Rio de Janeiro.
7 items by Luiz Tristao
Rio de Janeiro
Fine Art Original Acrylic Painting
Rio de Janeiro, Fine Art Original Acrylic Painting
Luiz TristaoThe sun tinges the sky a golden yellow while Sugarloaf Mountain stands in proud salute. All is calm as sailboats ply the quiet waters off Rio de Janeiro. For Brazilian artist Luiz Tristao, the city is...$419.99
Landscape Impressionist Painting
Sunflowers, Landscape Impressionist Painting
Luiz TristaoDazzling in a misty landscape, sunflowers open their golden petals and seek the sun. In the background, a vast blue lake is serene and cool. Luiz Tristao works in impressionist style to create this...$419.99
Woman and Landscape
Brazil Fine Art Painting
Woman and Landscape, Brazil Fine Art Painting
Luiz TristaoA woman is pensive as she gazes into the distance. Her pose is self-assured as she dominates a landscape of brilliant color. In the distance, a purple haze cools fiery sands, while a royal blue chair...$419.99
Abstract Brazilian Cityscape Painting in Warm Colors
Metropolis, Abstract Brazilian Cityscape Painting in Warm Colors
Luiz TristaoOctagons, triangles, rhomboids and rectangles collide in an explosion of light and color as Luiz Tristao conjures a bustling metropolis. Working in warm palette, he conveys the sensations of a city in...$519.99
Original Brazilian Expressionist Painting of Boats
Marina, Original Brazilian Expressionist Painting of Boats
Luiz TristaoBoats rest at anchor in the marina on a rainy afternoon. Moored by long ropes, the vessels appear in bright colors that are reflected in the water. Braving the weather, three people stand on deck in...$419.99
In the Country
Golden Expressionistic Rural Brazil Landscape Painting
In the Country, Golden Expressionistic Rural Brazil Landscape Painting
Luiz TristaoSunshine fills the air as Brazilian artist Luiz Tristao takes the viewer through a walk in the country. In the distance, three people pause to gaze at fertile fields filled with growing plants....$419.99
Original Brazilian Cityscape Painting in Bold Colors
Morning, Original Brazilian Cityscape Painting in Bold Colors
Luiz TristaoSeen from above, colorful buildings crowd the center of Rio de Janeiro. Luiz Tristao's composition reveals a tenuous geometry where shapes, defined by color, seem to meld into one another. Coming from...$419.99