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Efrain Almeida Biography

Efrain Almeida works mostly in wood and bronze to create realistic sculptures that reference sexuality, religion, nature, humanity and identity on an intimate scale. The artist also uses watercolor in a series of works on paper in parallel with these three dimensional pieces. Almeida alludes to personal history and childhood memories from the northeast Brazil, as well as to art historical canons. Though usually small in scale, his works have a commanding occupation of space, and draw viewers closer for further exploration. Almeida's oeuvre suggests a harmony between the popular and the scholarly, the intuitive and the calculated, the simple and the sophisticated.

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Efrain Almeida lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Recent exhibitions include Fundação Joaquim Nabuco (Recife, 2017), Paço Imperial (Rio de Janeiro, 2015); SESC Santo Amaro (São Paulo, 2015); Casa França-Brasil (Rio de Janeiro, 2013); 29. Bienal de São Paulo (2010); 10. Bienal de Havana (2009). His work is present in several collections, such as: MoMA (New York), MAM-SP (São Paulo); Centro Galego de Arte Contemporânea (Santiago de Compostela); Toyota Municipal Museum of Art (Toyota); and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo).

Efrain Almeida Featured Artworks

Folha by Efrain Almeida contemporary artwork
Efrain AlmeidaFolha, 2019Bronze and oil
10 x 10 x 31 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Contact Gallery
Untitled by Efrain Almeida contemporary artwork
Efrain AlmeidaUntitled, 2019Polychromatic bronze, 23 pieces. Dimensions variable
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Contact Gallery
O Outsider by Efrain Almeida contemporary artwork
Efrain AlmeidaO Outsider, 2017Umburana wood and embroidery on silk]
66 x 57 x 5 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Contact Gallery
Maos (Aneis) by Efrain Almeida contemporary artwork
Efrain AlmeidaMaos (Aneis), 2014Umburana and oil
5 x 11 x 20 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Contact Gallery
Ninho do Beija-Flor / Hummingbird Nest, by Efrain Almeida contemporary artwork
Efrain AlmeidaNinho do Beija-Flor / Hummingbird Nest,, 2016Bronze and acrylic
27 x 34 x 52 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Contact Gallery

Efrain Almeida Represented By

Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel contemporary art gallery in São Paulo, Brazil Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

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