Francisco FariaBrazilian (b. 1956)
Francisco Faria (Curitiba, 1956) is a Brazilian visual artist, draughtsman, working mostly on paper, sometimes sharing installations and creative projects with poets. His drawings, many of them in large dimensions with graphite on paper, deal with several aspects of graphical and pictorial strategies of the particular issue of landscape genre. Developing his work in a classic style, expressed not only in his figurative but also virtuoso drawing, Faria travels with “nimble erudition through different solutions and forms to approach Nature, turning them around, combining and deconstructing them” (Agnaldo Farias).
Francisco Faria’s project for an American poetics brought up in his drawings, displays a well defined theoretical and historical background. Chosing landscape as a trope of visual thinking, his “image lamination method involves the drawing praxis, the material conditions of the environment to canvass the history of the eye on landscape issue. Returning in some projects, to places visited by the traveling artists of the nineteenth century, Faria explores the changing of paradigms of the landscape signified in contemporary culture” (Paulo Herkenhoff).