Title: Queimada com Desmatamento
Design technique: Mista sobre MDF. Year: 2020.
Size: 0,90 x 1,83 x 0,015m.
Born in São João Batista, Maranhão, Reinaldo was raised in São Luís. He has lived for 20 years now with his family in Alto Alegre do Pindaré (MA), where he works as an artist and an art educator. His main job is focused on performing arts. He teaches children and young people from public schools, while working on other art projects. As a sculptor, he has been responsible for carnival, São João and Christmas decorations in the city for years. As a visual artist, he produces works in drawing and acrylic paint.
In his panel Queimada com desmatamento (Wildfire with Forest Logging) shown here, he tried to portray the landscape next to the railway that links Parauapebas (PA) to São Luís (MA), which is still burning after a fire. Being more used to acrylic painting on canvas and to creating street murals, this was the first time he created a panel on MDF.