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Artist Name

Antonio Spinosa Barbosa Neto

Born: 1963

Hometown: Pentecoste

Based in: São Paulo

Spinosa was born on March 4th, 1963, in Pentecoste – Ceará - Brasil. At only sixteen years old he started to work with sculptures. By this time, he experienced several raw materials, such as wood, bronze, concrete, fiberglass, marble… and finally steel. However, Spinosa, considers the thought, the real raw material that gives shape to everything there is.
Spinosa lives and works in his home studio in the city of São Paulo and has artworks in Brazil and abroad.

 



Antonio Spinosa Barbosa Neto In The Studio

In my work process, there is a metaphysical though to create a life dream, because for me the work carries the energy we put it. When I start my artwork I like to clean my mind and be quiet to transfer this feeling to the new work. And, to materialize this feeling, I write on the metal steel sheet words such as peace, happiness, friendship, prosperity, health etc to merge the energy of words.

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More About Antonio Spinosa Barbosa Neto

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Creating sculptures is the way I express myself to turn my inner thoughts into a reality. An idea of creation to achieve the non-existent things in the world. However, before being a sculptor I am a metaphysician.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

The craft of sculpting is the perfect union between thought and action. When you observe my works, you can see my thoughts materialized in folds and waves.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

thought, silence, persistence

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Alexander Calder, Lygia Clark, Anish Kapoor, Constantin Brancusi, Richard Serra

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

My thoughts

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

I like to meditate and calm my mind to start working


Credentials

Education

Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul

Brazil, 2024

Awards

Award The International Contemporary Sculpture Salon

2019

Exhibitions

The Path of Consciousness - Bienal de Veneza

Italy, 2021

Elements and Fragments

Portugal, 2019

Launch - Exhibition at Paulista Avenue

Brazil, 2016

Passage - São Paulo International Airport

Brazil, 2014

Launch - Artbook - Antonio Spinosa Carbon Steel Sculptures

Brazil, 2013

The meaning of appearance

United Kingdom, 2013

Press

Alacero - Latinoamericano

2016

Casa Vogue

2016

Antonio Spinosa - Carbon Steel Sculptures

2013

Muestra Escultórica en Acero de Artistas Brasilenos

2011

Anuário Latinoamericano de Las Artes Plásticas - Arte 17

2011

CasaCor - Funcionalidade, Inovação e Bom Gosto

2009