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Ricardo Machado

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Azorean Scrimshaw V, 2012 Scrimshaw on Canvas 70 X 50 Cm (27.56 X 19.7 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XXIII, 2013 Scrimshaw on Canvas 70 X 50 Cm (27.56 X 19.7 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XIII, 2012 Scrimshaw on Canvas 70 X 50 Cm (27.56 X 19.7 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XVII, 2012 Scrimshaw on Canvas 120 X 80 Cm (47.2 X 31.5 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XVIII, 2012 Scrimshaw on Canvas 80 X 60 Cm (31.5 X 23.6 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XI, 2012 Scrimshaw on Canvas 70 X 50 Cm (27.56 X 19.7 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XX, 2013 Scrimshaw on Canvas 70 X 50 Cm (27.56 X 19.7 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XV, 2012 Scrimshaw on Canvas 70 X 50 Cm (27.56 X 19.7 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XXI, 2013 Scrimshaw on Canvas 100 X 80 Cm (39.4 X 31.5 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XIV, 2012 Scrimshaw on Canvas 80 X 40 Cm (31.5 X 15.7 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XVI, 2012 Scrimshaw on Canvas 80 X 40 Cm (31.5 X 15.7 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XXII, 2013 Scrimshaw on Canvas 70 X 50 Cm (27.56 X 19.7 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw III, 2012 Scrimshaw on Canvas 30 X 17,5 Cm (12 X 7 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw VIII, 2012 Scrimshaw on Canvas 120 X 80 Cm (47.2 X 31.5 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XII, 2012 Scrimshaw on Canvas 80 X 60 Cm (31.5 X 23.6 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XIX, 2013 Scrimshaw on Canvas 100 X 80 Cm (39.4 X 31.5 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Azorean Scrimshaw XXVIII, 2013 Scrimshaw on Canvas Paper (with Frame) 10 X 10 Cm (4 X 4 Inches) © Ricardo Machado
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Azores, Portugal
Birth year
1983
Works in
Azores, Portugal
Schools
art school Ar.Co (Lisbon, Portugal), 2006, bachelor
Academia das Artes dos A├žores (Azores, Portugal), 1997, drawing course
Tags
expressive art, unique art, original painting, original artwork, original art, craft in contemporary art, scrimshaw, carved, carver, hand-carved, carving, carve, modern art, fine art, abstract, figurative, mixed-media, modern
About

After developed scrimshaw on whale's teeth the scrimshaw became a passion and an addiction, but due to an ecologist option and in order to conserve wildlife I changed and started to recreate this craft technique in the field of plastic arts using different materials (scrimshaw on canvas or wood). The canvas is prepared with quality plaster and then the surface is carved and finished with black india ink or/and watercolor. I also use a distinct and expressive technique and due to inks used and paint with the canvas on the easel the inks oozes by the canvas. This is my way to maintain this rare craft technique alive.

It is a long and meticulous work and each artwork can take around a month to be completed.

Artist Bio:
Portuguese emerging artist. Presents the "Azorean Scrimshaw" project at the Artexpo New York 2013 (U.S.A.).
He participates in solo and group exhibitions since 2005, amongst his solo shows we can call attention to: “O nosso lado animal” at the Academia das Artes dos Açores (2012).
He is pioneer in recreating the scrimshaw in the field of plastic arts. 
Finalist in the international art competition "FLORENCE SHANGHAI PRIZE 2013", "See | Me Launch Competion" and selected to join the displays "LABJOVEM 3ª Edition". 
His work is present in the private collection of Bartolomeu Cid dos Santos. 


Contacts:
Ricardo Machado
Artist Website: http://www.mysellart.com/
email: machado@mysellart.com