arts and culture

As a major sponsor of Brazilian visual arts, Biolab has supported a great amount of exhibitions of Brazilian artists both in the country and abroad, and subsidized the launch of over 20 art books, which collaborate with the dissemination and historical record of the Brazilian culture.

Below are some of the artists sponsored by Biolab:

Bia Doria

Born in 1960, in Pinhalzinho, Santa Catarina, artist Bia Doria is almost entirely dedicated to sculpture and carving.  She classifies her art as “contemporary and sustainable”. She employs modern techniques of reutilization of forest residue in her creations. Her sculptures featured in galleries on France and the United States and, sponsored by Biolab, Bia launched a homonymous book, in 2010, featuring texts from Antonio Roberto Bueno Ximenes.

Cabral

Antonio Cabral was born in Marilia, countryside São Paulo, in 1945. With a close connection to art since his childhood, when he learning drawing and craftsmanship techniques, Cabral has a very diverse work, ranging from humorous drawings to raw performance works, as well as geometrical compositions. His works were exhibited in Spain and Portugal, and in 2011, sponsored by Biolab, Cabral launched a homonymous book with texts from Leon Kossovich.

Carlos Araújo

Born in 1950 in the state of São Paulo, he started painting when he was 13 years old, and at 23 he held his first exhibition outside Brazil. He gained international recognition with his work inspired by the universal religiousness, with some of his paintings being acquired by the European Parliament and by the Vatican, exhibited in Italy, France and Belgium. In 2007, Biolab sponsored the release of the books “Bíblia” and “Bíblia Citações”, and in 2014, his works illustrated Biolab’s institutional campaign.

Claudio Tozzi

Born in São Paulo in 1944, Claudio Tozzi is a painter, artist and visual programmer. He graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at Universidade de São Paulo in 1968, and resumed his work as a visual artist in 1963 with a printing office job, winning the poster design contest for the XI Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna From 1972, his work evolved from pop into conceptual art, featuring experiments using colors, pigments and light. His works have illustrated one of the Biolab institutional campaigns.

Dalmau

Born in 1962 in the United States, visual artist, photographer and set designer David Dalmau left the country when he was 20 and moved to Spain, dedicating exclusively to painting. His works are always very colorful, with typical features from the European figurative expressionism. Since the early 1990s, Dalmau lives in Brazil. In 2009, Biolab sponsored the launching of his homonymous book, Dalmau, and also the child book “Colorindo com Dalmau” (Coloring with Dalmau).

Eliane Goes

Born in São Paulo, Eliane always knew that she wanted to draw. At the age of five, she won a drawing contest for young students of the Art School, and has been drawing ever since. She developed prints for female clothing brands, worked with animated cartoons and painting on various surfaces. Eliane Goes is among the 12 artists that were part of the Galeria Project, sponsored by Biolab, which includes a video documentary portraying each artist.

Gregório Gruber

Gregório Gruber was born in Santos, São Paulo, in 1951 A painter, artist, carver, sculptor, set designer and photographer, he began his artistic formation with piano and musical theory lessons, and harpsichord lessons. The painter’s vocation for architecture becomes evident in his work, in the form of houses, streets, avenues, bridges and skyscrapers. Sponsored by Biolab. Gregório released an Art Book featuring his work, which have also illustrated the Biolab 2016 institutional campaign material.

Gustavo Rosa

Born in 1946 in São Paulo, Gustavo Rosa is considered one of the most creative artists of his generation. A painter, drawing artist and carver, with plenty of irreverent features, his works were licensed for national and international product brands. The artist’s creations were exhibited in countries such as United States, France, Spain, Germany and Israel. With the sponsorship of Biolab, Gustavo Rosa launched a homonymous book by the late 2000s, with the curatorship of Paulo Klein.

Guto Lacaz

Born in 1948 in São Paulo, Guto Lacas is an architect. His works mix together art, science and technology, in colors that range from drawing, objects and sculptures, to paintings and facilities. His work was exhibited in the United States, Canada and France, among other countries. In 2009, sponsored by Biolab, Guto launched the book “Omemhobjeto: 30 Anos de Arte” (Omemhobjeto: 30 Years of Art), a great compilation of his artistic creations, with texts from various art critics.

Ivald Granato

Born in 1949, in Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Ivald Granato passed away on July 2016, and is considered one of the main contemporary visual artists He lived in his home town until 1966, where he took up drawing very early on in his life, influenced by cubist painters Often a controversial and instigating artist, he used performances as a means for expression, as well as painting Biolab has sponsored one of his last works, the book “Vida e Obra de Ivald Granato” (Life and Work of Ivald Granato).

Jair Gabriel

Born in Porto Velho, Rondônia, in 1950, Jair Gabriel was a rubber tapper in the Amazonian rainforest, and never imagined he would one day become an artist. His paintings are lively, made of dots and colors that are shaped and expressed beautifully He is a recognized talent both Brazil and abroad, with exhibits in France, Italy, Portugal and Germany, among others. Biolab is the main sponsor of his book “A Natureza em Destaque” (Nature under the Spotlight).

Mário Gruber

Mário Gruber was a Brazilian painter, carver, sculptor and mural artist. He was born in Santos, São Paulo, in 1927, and passed away on 2011. He began painting in 1943, in a self-taught manner. He turned professional at the age of 20, when he took part in the Grupo dos 19 Exhibit and the competition jury awarded him the grand prize in painting. Gruber’s paintings are currently in many national and international museums. Biolab sponsored the book “Vida e Obra de Mário Gruber” (Life and Work of Mário Gruber).

Neno Ramos

A multimedia visual artist, Neno Ramos was born in São Paulo in 1960. Although his first art jobs were finished while he was still in college, he only began painting professionally in 1994. Adept of the neo pop art style, Neno’s work is recognized all around the world, and was even exhibited in the Louvre, in Paris, France. It was also featured in countries such as Italy and Portugal. In 2011, the artist’s Rosas Carimbo series illustrated Biolab’s institutional campaign.

Neto Sansone

Neto Sansone is a self-taught artist. He paints and draws as a hobby since his childhood. He features an array of figurative images with drawing representation techniques in his work. Neto wishes his art to reach everyone, without distinction. He wants art to be taken out of its bubble, and become popular. In his opinion, those who feel any kind of emotion when gazing at a painting, is an art enthusiast. Biolab has sponsored his book “Jogo de Armar, Jogo de Amar” (A ‘Build-and-Love’ Game).

Newton Mesquita

Born in São Paulo, in 1949, Newton Mesquita was already a commissioned painter at the age of 15. A technically gifted artist, Newton is skilled at exploiting light and shadow and is able to “photograph” reality like few. His work was exhibited in countries such as United States, Spain, Israel and Argentina, for example. Mesquita launched three books sponsored by Biolab, one of them homonymous, as well as “Diurno, Noturno, Pinturas e Releituras, Pinturas, Desenhos, Esculturas”.

Pedro Weingärtner

Pedro Weingartner was born in 1853 in Porto Alegre, and passed away in 1929. Born in a German family, we studied painting in Europe, where he lived for several decades. Upon returning to Brazil, his work, lush with detail, became an important Brazilian historical record. The works left by Weingartner was exhibited in countries such as France, England and United States. In 2003, in partnership with the Pinacotheca of the State of São Paulo, Biolab launched a book as a tribute to the artist’s work.

Waldomiro Sant'Anna

Waldomiro Sant’Anna was born in 1952 in Itápolis, São Paulo, and moved to the capital city of São Paulo to become an art student in the 1970s. Through a veiling process, his works conjures up the Brazilian regionalism, with perfect mastery of forms, colors and rhythms. His creations were featured in art galleries from various countries. Sponsored by Biolab, in 2012, Sant’Anna launched a homonymous book with texts from various art critics.
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