Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Rafael Silveira

Rafael Silveira is a 32-year-old artist from Brazil. He creates heavy images of mixed reality. His works display dark subjects in a playful manner. Many of his pieces are commissioned by individuals.
I caught a glimpse of Rafael's beehive painting on Facebook and was immediately drawn to it. I'd like to store records, ice cream cones, and cars in my beehive. That's my kind of hairdo!
Check out Rafael's website or his blog for more information. Everything is in Spanish so it's a little hard to make out, but the pictures say enough. Also, as a warning, be ready if you search for Rafael on Google images. Apparently there is also a porn star that shares the same name as this artist. Bad luck for this artist because a ding-a-ling literally pops up as soon as you hit "I'm feeling Lucky" on Google.
Just wanted to share this artist with everyone... I found these pieces intriguing and thought you may, too! What do you think of Rafael's work?

1 comment:

Flávia Itiberê said...

Google "safe search" may help! :)))
By the way, it's portuguese... not spanish.