José da Silva was born in 1941 in Alagoas. Wood sculptor, started carving his own toys at age 10, using crates of vegetables. He currently lives and works in his workshop on the banks of the São Francisco River. Using cedar, jaqueira or mulungu, it realizes playful pieces, with original polychromy.
With an acute critical sense and a lot of humor, Resendio creates a vast universe of characters born of a sensitive observation of the world around him: the popular festivities, the amusement park, the scenes typical of the Brazilian northeast. He has participated in several important shows in the country and his works are disputed by collectors and galleries.