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Rodrigo Meireles & Gaia

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Father and Daughter Artist

Born and raised in Brazil, Rodrigo Meireles started drawing in 6th grade after his art teacher introduced him to Leila Fletcher’s method “Drawing With the Right Side of The Brain”, in São Paulo, which led him to have art shows and develop a portfolio at his Brazilian high-school, which got him accepted at Parsons School of Design in NYC in 2000. After studying design at Parsons, Rodrigo learned film-making at the New York Film Academy and then got a Bachelor of Science at the New School in 2005.

Born and raised in São Paulo, Rodrigo moved to New York in 2000, where he got a B.S degree at the New School University in 2006 and developed his art and his daughter’s, Gaia Meireles, born in New York in 2013. Together, they progress their drawings, paintings, and sculptures, which they began producing since Gaia could hold brushes and scribble with different mediums. Immersed in an art upbringing, Gaia deeply inspires Rodrigo since birth, making him document their development s style, concepts, subject matter, and form. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Rodrigo started drawing after getting much inspired by Betty Edwards’s method “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” when he was 11 in Brazil. In New York since 2000, Rodrigo often develops drawings, paintings, and sculptures with Gaia in a variety of materials, evolving their art which investigates, modifies, and personally translates their understanding of religion, devotion, practices, and their meanings. They live and work in Bushwick, New York.

Gunnar Magnus

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Gunnar Magnus
Watercolor by Gunnar Magnus
Gunnar Magnus alongside his Artwork 'The Unbound'

Gunnar Magnus is a 22-year-old Brooklyn based artist who works heavily in figurative abstract expressionism. Magnus first appeared on the New York City scene in 2018, as a part of an outdoor painting collective, organized and curated by freestyle painter Dylan Bauvez. From there, Magnus garnered attention from a number of outlets giving him the foundation to take on being an artist full time. Magnus soon moved into a small studio space in Gowanus Brooklyn, where he would spend the next 15 months fleshing out a myriad of styles on a search for his own visual language. 2019 however would be his most significant year thus far, as Magnus would have 3 solo exhibitions and 2 group shows. His third solo exhibition “We See In Color” is considered a defining moment in his visual style and artistic language. Through experimentation, Magnus eventually landed on a process that revolved heavily around the execution of his paintings rotated at 90 degrees. Magnus paints sideways, then flips the piece upright for its final reveal.  

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