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Achiles Luciano

São Paulo - SP - Brazil

He started his career in advertising before he could complete the Visual Communication course at FAAP. He worked in different areas - past-up, finalist art, lay-out man, but when he started to illustrate and stain he discovered his aptitude for painting. He participated in the II Graffiti Show in São Paulo and obtained the eighth place among the ten prizewinners who were sent to the exhibition at MIS (Museum of Image and Sound). Considering that it was the first work he did on a large scale starting with graphite. In the early nineties he painted his first canvas. Today his works are spread throughout Brazil and abroad. Working as a visual artist since 93, participating in several exhibitions, in addition to having performed several other works such as:

EDUCATOR ART: * Exhibition Flávio Império - Sesc Pompéia 1999 * Exhibition Brasil + 500 Rediscovery 2000 * Painting workshop and public and private schools in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre 2007 * Digital painting workshop with the Tagtool software in several Sesc units from 2012 to 2014

PLASTIC ARTIST: * Telefónica - six works reproduced for calling cards 05/2000 * Molico and Projeto Alma Paulista - post cards 2000 * Hering - re-reading of logo 05/12/2000 * Chivas Jazz Festival Second edition 06/2001 * Collective exhibition "Caribian , African, Asian, South American "CASA Galery, 7 Gretorex Street - Spitalfieds - London - England 10/12/2001 * Happening - A fusion of painting and music, the dialogue between the improvising musician and the painter creating simultaneously. * Collective exhibition “Brasil no Ar” Galeria Del Angels in Barcelona - Spain in 2005 * Individual exhibition “1 + 1, or more ...” Galeria Experimenta in São Paulo 2008 ACHILES LUCIANO - visual artist * Participation in the casadalapa project “Enquadro - chapter 1: Domingas ”a short and a book, launched in 2009 * Individual exhibition“ Tag Noise ”Institution Sesc Santo Amaro unit in São Paulo 2012 * Participation with Digital Graffiti in the“ Juntos pela Água ”Project of Odebrecht Ambiental in Limeira 2014 * Artistic residency in São Paulo Casa de Zuleika in 2014!residencia-artistica/c1rmp

* Participation in the creation, coordination and development of content for the “Premio Movimento Criativo” projections in 2015 at the Ibiraquera Auditorium. * Participation with Digital Graffiti in the “Terreiro Urbano” project of the CIA Treme terra in 2015 on the Sesc and Olido network. * Participation as VJ in the show “Dexter and Banda Flor de Lótus" in São Paulo at the Ibiraquera Auditorium, 2016 * Live Painting intervention at Wynwood Yard in Miami - Florida USA in 2016. * Participation with Digital Graffiti and Video in the “Pele Negra” Project Mascaras Branças ”by CIA Treme terra in 2016 and 2017 * Participation with Digital Graffiti and Video in the Project“ Anonymity - Orikís To the Missing Personal Myths ”CIA Treme Terra with direction by João Victor Nascimento and choreography by Firmino Pitanga since 2017 and 2020 * project REQUIRED EXTENSION OF SPEECH for REQUIRED EXTENSION OF DIALOGUE 2021 to 2017.

GERMANY 2013 and 2014: * Artistic Residency in Feldafing Germany, Villa Waldberta - Munich Department of Culture, from February 1 to April 28, 2013 - collective + br13 * Exhibition: REQUIRED EXTENSION OF SPEECH at the Streitfeld Projektraum Gallery in July 2014

ART DIRECTION: * Urban interventions by Cia de teatro Os Crespos - The construction of the image and the constructed image, São Paulo - 2009/2010

DIGITAL GRAPHITE: TAGTOOL Spectacles and experiences: Member of Coletivo DMV22 * Collective DMV22 - VRUM Project - Sesc de Artes 2011 Circuit * Collective DMV22 - VRUM Project - Inauguration Sesc Santo Amaro - 2011 * Collective DMV22 - VRUMvrumzinho Project vivencia infantil Sesc Ipiranga 2011 * Collective DMV22 - VRUM Project - Sesc Araraquara Hell Festival 2011 * Collective DMV22 - VRUM Project - Sesc Pompéia Season of January 2012 * Collective DMV22 - VRUMvrumzinho Project - Teatro União Cultural Season 2012 * Art CIA nKu - The Notes of Luzia - Children's Theater - scenery and digital characters live 2012 * collective DMV22 - Project VRUMvrumzinho - Sesc São Carlos 2012 * collective DMV22 - Project VRUMvrumzinho - Sesc Campinas 2012 * collective DMV22 - Project VRUMvrumzinho - Sesc Piracicaba 2012 * collective DMV22 - Project VRUMvrumzinho children's experience at MIS 2012 * collective DMV22 - Trepp Project artistic residency Villa Waldberta Germany and presentation by Sesc Santana São Paulo - B rasil 2013 * DMV22 collective - Trepp Project - Sreitfeld Porjektraum 2014 * DMV22 collective - VRUM and VRUMvrumzinho circulation project in the cities Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro, Recife and São Paulo through the Caixa Cultural announcement * Project “Splash” by Ricardo Maio Produções with direction by Mark Bromilow 2017 to 2018.

INTERVENTIONS: * Member of the Coletivo Frente 3 de Fevereiro and casadalapa. * Improvised monthly project at Casa das Caldeiras from 2009/2010 * Kenako: Business World Cup - DLP on South African themes on July 8, 2010. * Zap! Autonomous Word Zone: A Brazilian Slam from the Bartolomeu de Testimony Center - DLP 05/13/2010 * AfriCAZAnossa de Bukassa Kabengele - DLP in two shows - March 19 and May 28, 2010 * Inauguration of the Cultural Center of the Palácio dos dos transport - August 31, 2012 * Intervention, digital graffiti at the launch Samsung Galaxy tablet 10.1 - Jockey Club 2012 * Digital graffiti - Peugeot stand for the launch of the 208 - Auto Show 2012 SCENOGRAPHY: * Scenery for Raça magazine photo - Red Fire 1999 * Scenery for photo magazine Trip - Cartoon 2000 * Ballantines Leave an impression 2007 event * Elaboration of exhibition and stage play “Encontros Notáveis” project 5 x 4 Sesc Paulista 2008 * The Notes of Luzia - children's theater - digital scenery 2012 * Live Painting in Windwood USA - Miami - 2016. VJ with Banda Francisco El Hombre 2017 to 2018.


Achiles Luciano striking character of the good "jam / groove session" that pop up in São Paulo, with his illuminated easel next to the musicians, Achiles expresses in his painting the enchantment, the spontaneity, the unique intimacy of these musical events. Vivid acrylic paints on papers and canvases quickly filled with a generous gesture from the performance painter, under the eyes of an audience softened by the vibrant sound of outstanding musicians. A visual, performance show, intimately added to music, instantaneous creation, unpredictability, sensuality. Multicolored shirts, differentiated rastafari, the handsome Achiles observes banal scenes. With radical cuts it pulls details from the real, giving them vibrant chromatic life in night and contrasted luminosity. Thick brushes, with safe gestures, create stains and fill them, calligraphically or smudging, naturally, rude and sensual figures, pieces of human bodies wearing textures, in a world of musical instruments, ashtrays, cigarettes, smoke, cans, glasses, tables, chairs, beams of light. Interested parties approach the large easel portfolio, talk to Achiles, pleasantly overcome the historic barrier of the public painter, in the irrevocable act of creative making that is already exposed. Achiles came to color nocturnal brown cats, distribute life, visual education, demystify art, exercise originality and personality. Artist in constant construction, "in progress", sharing emotion, surprise and skill with the audience. Like the best jams.

Text: Marcos Santilli director of MIS "Museum of Image and Sound" 1998


TEXT: 1 + 1 or more ...

Make present (lat praesentificare) vint 1 The present state of the body in space and time; 2 Sensitive opening to relate to density; 3 Inventing unique forms of existence; dissent statement; 4 Act of ignoring general recommendations and protocols; 5 Internal mobility; make yourself available; 6 Do not reduce yourself or others; to be; 7 Do not fight against emptiness; feel; 8 Manifest state of creation; inevitable to metamorphose; 9 Have a pair of wings. Part of this urban body, we deeply feel tears, fissures, shards. Everyday experiences of detachment, separation, walling up. The city does not stop. And its fragments are everywhere. How to bring them together, surprise them, give them a new meaning? As a meeting proponent, Achiles Luciano is constantly faced with the challenge of “being with”. His works often take place in shared processes of creation - works that emerge from other images, paintings that are born, in real time, from the unexpected encounter with productions of other languages, invited to compose a common territory. In the exhibition "1 + 1, or more ...", his main work material is the manipulation of images captured by the eyes of some photographers. Images that, before becoming a new work, are already records of collective bodies. Their contours are mirrored, added and mutually transformed. Achiles Luciano's “meeting” work has as its main characteristic the possibility of exchange. And the connection of each one of the fragments, the woven relationships, the images created, compose a sensitive experience, the emergence of a shared materiality.

Text: Cibele Lucena 2008

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