"Artists have a peculiar and privileged reading ability towards the world and reality they live in. The poetic gaze of Brazilian artist Flávia Vazzoler Miranda brings about a sensitive revelation of nature and the city in which she lives today, Stockholm. It is from this context, that the series of works produced by the artist between 2008 and 2010 is gathered.
To fully grasp the span of Flávia’s path and work – like we see in the work of young artists – it is important that one considers her thoughts and the influences on her creative process. In the case of Flávia, her aesthetic ideas and fundamental concepts of art, are grounded in her ongoing research and experimentation, and her training and experience in the field of art and graphic design, which allow her ease when it comes to communicating through images.
The Brazilian social and cultural environment where Flavia comes from reflects warm weather, intense interpersonal relationships, and close contact with the social hardships of a metropolis like São Paulo, within a developing country like Brazil. The implementation of these values to Stockholm and Sweden, country of cold weather and one of the highest HDI in a politically and culturally advanced society, naturally oblige Flávia to think about this sudden change.
The warm Brazilian colours and the distant view of the urban environment of Stockholm linger in her work, through the filter of the window of her home, a sensitive reinterpretation of these major changes in her life. Her unique way of grasping the contemporaneity dissolves possible aesthetic limitations towards a concept of art that enables a bridge between painting and the world; a world she sees through the windows of her home, with a more playful and loose rendering of the forms and warm colours typical of her Brazilian origins.
Thus, colour and light are the main elements in her visual representation, which also refers to a retroactive reflection of impressionist masters of modern art and jolts towards a language of its own, one of dissolution of the actual images to the building of a new one: intense and magical. Therefore, any systematic attempt at realism is discarded in Flávia’s paintings. Most noticeable are the different sensory meanings that suggest games of light and color, other than the objective representation of reality. However, it is from reality that the artist builds the subjective image of the new scenario in her pictorial space. Art, nature and life share the same space."
Ana Cristina Carvalho – A.I.C.A. member (International Association of Critics of Art)See paints below