duane bahia benatti

born in Sao Lourenco, Brazil, in 1983, lives and works in Leipzig, Germany. Graduated in Visual Arts from FAAP (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2010), currently is making a Master in Ceramic at the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule, in Halle, Germany.
In 2013 received the award from 24 Mostra de arte da Juventude, SESC, Ribeirao Preto SP. In 2012 received the fellowship 'Beca de Arte' from Fundacion Tres Pinos (Buenos Aires, Argentina). In 2014 Benatti's works were selected for group exhibitions including Around you, Ostrale (Dresden, Germany); Bienal de Cerveira, Portugal and Projeto Vitrine, Ponto Aurora (Sao Paulo, Brazil).

His research has led him to experiment with materials: creating his paintings by in turn juxtaposing dried layers of acrylics on canvas or constructing these disembodied sheets of paint as stand-alone pieces. In 2014 he created his own vegan tempera recipe and in 2015 he worked with several materials and scales, combining monochrome, abstraction and figures. Currently he is experimenting 3D irregular schape pieces and testing surfaces with glaze and other ceramic tecniques.

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