Miguel dos Santos

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Born in 1944 in Caruaru-Pernambuco, he has been living and working since 1960 in João Pessoa. Considered one of the best ceramists in the country, he is also a painter. He took part in dozens of individual and collective exhibits in important galleries and museums in Brazil and abroad – Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre, João Pessoa, Brasília, Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, United States and Nigeria. He creates very personal sculptures, with a strong influence from Africa and from the imagery of Northeastern legends, competently exploring figurative compositions of mythical and fantastic animals. The totems are characteristic of his work, and they can go as 3 meters high. Implemented with clay from the very region he works in, his pieces are baked inside a high temperature electric kiln. He participated in the Armorial Movement created by Ariano Suassuna, together with other Northeastern artists and intellectuals. Miguel is the author of a magnificent clay panel on the façade of the main building of the Association of the Sugar Cane Planters of Paraiba. Three of his totems decorate the gardens of the Burle Marx Country House, in Rio de Janeiro.

Size: 21 x 52 x 32 cm.

Price: R$ 15,600.00.

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