(Image: Erminio Souza, Equilíbrio Familiar, 2010, 120 X 100 X 3 Cms; © Erminio Souza)
Erminio Souza (b. 1942, Rio de Janeiro)
Ermínio Francisco de Souza, born in Rio De Janeiro is a married pensioner and currently a self-taught plastic artist. At about 30, he started to frequently auction his works of art and at the age of 45 he started to paint with lesser commitment and took to painting geometric abstracts.
Erminio’s works with radial vectors out of center are unusual. On that, new centers without complete radial bundles and kept by astral rhythms, run to the painted surface borders. An association with cosmic space is reinforced by the artist’s chromatic uses to the background, where deeply colored dust creates fathomless universes.
The newest Erminio’s works describe a geometrical fragmentation process when stern constructions are impossible. Now, he uses new colors too. They are contrasting chromatic compositions between deep saturation and cloudy grays or blues or roses, arranged in order to show transparence and opacity fighting in a force field where flatness and volume nullify themselves.
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