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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1956.
Lived and worked in Manaus, Itabuna, Brasília, Brazil.

Represented by Paradigmas

PIPA 2011 nominee.

After being arrested for illegal possession of narcotics in 1973, in front of the Transamazônica Road, Maravalhas had nothing to do after all… He then began to draw in the chocolate land!

Before being an artist, he is, therefore, an outlaw, even before that, is a painter and a drawer, but before all that Maravalhas is a thinker. A thinker focused in the idea of the image: the image has a tongue, it does talk, but it is a low-key talker and thus nobody hears it. His craft is to intensify the volume of its mumble; and what he hears are eerie things…

He drives his truck loaded with smugglings by the unpaved road of the inland and comes to scatter through the city an obnoxious artifact: a capsule full of violence, intense light, observation and disease.
Those who do swallow it soon becomes pale and, dumbfounded, no longer know where they are. He earns a lot of $ with that.


Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2011.

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