"When I paint, my objective is to create and awaken something in the viewer."
"I was born in Minas Gerais, and my discovery of art took place at the same time I was moving to Rio de Janeiro. Drawing was always present in my life as a talent and a pastime, and this led me to frequent the live model studio with professor Guianguido Bonfatti in Rio's Museum of Modern Art. Later I attended the Lage Park School of Visual Arts. Despite this, I consider myself self taught since this was a technical training and did not have a significant influence on the development of my own artistic language.
"Finding my own path in painting was a process of self-discovery that happened slowly, with a lot of persistence and dedication. At the same time, it awakened a new life philosophy based on the teachings of Osho Rajneesh at the end of the 1980s. As a result of this internal transformation, I took the name Rajmukara.
"At the beginning of the '90s, I began to exhibit my work in the first collective of the Ministério da Fazenda in 1993, and in the II Salão de Artes Plásticas Retiro da Artes in 1995, where I won a silver medal. From then on, my work began to flow and I dedicated my time exclusively to painting. I consciously chose art, and my first solo exhibit took place in 1998, also in the Ministério da Fazenda.
"When I paint, my objective is to create and awaken something in the viewer. I believe that my own perception of a work depends mainly upon who sees it. I strive to create simple images, without many mysteries, their fantasies arising from those whose feelings were awakened by observing my work."