Brasilia, Brazil – 1971
Lives and works in Goiânia, Brazil
Self-taught African-Brazilian artist, born in Brasilia, in 1971. In 24 years of full dedication to the art practice, he has participated in group and solo shows with oil paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and installations in cities such as Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paris, Massachusetts, Havana and Caracas. The painting practice is of indisputable and utter importance to the artist. One of the alluring elements of Josafá’s works lies precisely in the conscientious devise of creating paintings from within a black skin: all canvases are painted black before the application of any other color. The richness and atmosphere created are unique.
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