Yure Nicolau
Yure Nicolau

Title: Cinza
Design technique: Mista sobre MDF. Year: 2020.
Size: 0,90 x 1,83 x 0,015m.

Born in Santana do Araguaia (PA) and resident in Parauapebas (PA), Yure is a self-taught artist. He has been working with oil paintings for about ten years now, a passion he had left behind as a teenager, before embracing it again. His artwork draws from recent influences such as graffiti, and his motifs are focused on the Amazon, its people and its biodiversity. His references are Brazilian realism and expressionism painters such as Ernani Silva, Alexandre Reider, José Rosário and Clóvis Péscio. Graduated in mathematics, Yure is today a full-time artist. He participates in the Arte-de-Rua Project and has already held group and solo exhibitions in 2019.

In Cinza (Ashes), his panel shown here, he criticizes money as a value above life, by showing a forest in flames and an indigenous child of the Xikrin people in a situation of extreme risk. He uses a mixed technique of oil and spray paint, producing a high relief effect to highlight the burnt wood.

Instagram: @yurenicolau