About Me

Art came into my life as a need to express my feelings, my pain and my anguish I had never been able to express in words before. Only through her could I endure the pain of loss, rejection, abandonment, oblivion and, later, of depression. He lived in darkness, without direction, without faith or hope.

I had no profession to calm my heart. Faced with so much prejudice and violence, I felt impotent, stagnant, and unable to rise again. The art has transformed my life. I was able to release my pain and frustrations I could see that there is life around me. Art is my way of combating loss, prejudice, violence and the pain of abandonment and through it I was able to awareness for a better world.

Now, reared and eager to live, I fight for every form of life. We must respect and love our neighbor and our planet. Therefore, my works are created, mostly, with recycled materials, as an act of gratitude for the opportunity of life and creation.

I'm self-taught. I do not have professional artistic training, but I look through these works presented, show my sensitivity and creativity. My goal is to improve my techniques and study new ways of exposing the essence of my being through my art. And possibly reach new heights that will allow me to continue telling my story. I hope with my works to be able to serve as an influence and inspiration for other people who find themselves without faith, hope or self-esteem, and to be able to pass on my message:
Art will set you free.

Awards

Gold Medal at the 3rd Biennial da Vinci at the Brazilian Society of Fine Arts in 2016 in the Sculptures: Dragon and Malandragem Carioca.

New Talents Trophy at the 1st National Biennial of New Talents at the Brazilian Society of Fine Arts in 2016 in the Sculptures: Maria da Penha and Guardian of the Light of Fire.

Silver Medal at the 1st National Biennial of New Talents at the Brazilian Society of Fine Arts in 2016 on the Iron Panel On Screen: Redemption of Souls. Master Medal at the 35th Brazilian Navy Hall at the Brazilian Society of Fine Arts in 2016 at the Black Hero Sculpture.

Gold Medal at the 35th Brazilian Navy Hall at the Brazilian Society of Fine Arts in 2016 at the Iron On Screen Table: Vida Que Segue.

Gold Medal in the 37th Salon of Landscape in the Brazilian Society of Fine Arts in 2017 in the Sculptures: White Horse and Balancing the Life.

Great Silver Medal at the 37th Salon of Landscape at the Brazilian Society of Fine Arts in 2017 on the Iron Charts On Screen: Cavalcade and on the Iron Board on Iron: Renaissance.

Biography in the Book commemorating the Golden Jubilee of the Brazilian Society of Fine Art in December 2017.

Mazeredo Prize for Sculpture in the Military Club July 2018.

Cacau Fernandes