Maurino de Araújo
Maurino de Araújo is a unique case of Brazilian art. Considered by many as a baroque expressionist, he is an emotionally contemporary artist of the eighteenth-century master sculptors of Minas Gerais. He was born in Rio Casca, Minas Gerais, in 1943. Under the influence of his grandparents, who were potters, Maurino began to work with clay. In the 60’s, he discovered the wood and was soon influenced by the baroque and the work of Aleijadinho. His colors are dark and somber and it is possible to notice in his work an intense expression of suffering.
Throughout these years, Maurino exhibited his works in numerous individual and collective shows around the world and received several awards such as Destaque das Artes by Associated Diaries in 1976, Best of the Year by Associated Diaries in 1981 and participated in the XV São Paulo Biennial in 1979. He has works in several museums and private collections in Brazil.