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“Art has a political role. I believe we as artists can and should put subjects to be discussed, to be reflected upon, and to be talked about.”
Alvaro Naddeo is originally from São Paulo, Brazil and currently in Los Angeles, USA.
Alvaro’s father was an illustrator and Alvaro spent much of his childhood drawing, however he moved into advertising as a profession. Recently he returned to make his own artwork.
Alvaro wears contact lenses or glasses to correct his “bad eyesight” but he doesn’t like to wear glasses when he paints. When he takes his glasses off, the world is blurry, except when he is very close up to his work, at which point it is focussed. He thinks this is why he enjoys creating so much detail in his paintings.
In terms of subject matter, Alvaro credits his years working in advertising as being an influence. He paints recognisable brands and disposable objects which are both attractive to us and also remind us of our tendency towards wasting resources.
“The subject matter of my work is waste, overconsumption and social inequality” Alvaro Naddeo