We will meet by appointment
with Fedra: +55 11 99411 5192 or with Rugiero by the cel:+55 11 99411 3315

One of the major folk painters in Brazil today, born in 1957 in southern Bahia of a humble family. Still as a youngster and following the 60’s pioneer migrations to the West, he settled in the northern part of Mato Grosso where he worked as a night guard, garbage collector and popsicle seller. It was in the 70’s in the capital city of Cuiabá that he began to draw and paint, after attending free workshops at the state university of Mato Grosso. His paintings soon created much interest – his inexhaustible capacity to transfer to canvas life scenes in the Pantanal, indigenous people, gold prospecting, erotic paintings, forest clearings and plantings, leisure and work. He is a fine and imaginative humorist and his work is featured in Brazil’s “500 year Biennale”.

7 de Setembro, 93x133, AST, 2006

7 de Setembro, 93×133, AST, 2006

Aldeia, 90x128, AST, 2004

Aldeia, 90×128, AST, 2004

Colheita de castanha, 80x120, AST, 2000

Colheita de castanha, 80×120, AST, 2000

Futebol e bichos, 90x130, AST, 2007

Futebol e bichos, 90×130, AST, 2007

Garimpo, 100x130, AST, 2005

Garimpo, 100×130, AST, 2005

Garimpo, 86x110

Garimpo, 86×110

Movimento na roça, 143x250, AST

Movimento na roça, 143×250, AST

Futebol, 100x133, AST, 2005

Futebol, 100×133, AST, 2005

Onça com filhotes, 90x130, AST, 2000

Onça com filhotes, 90×130, AST, 2000