Taking inspiration from her everyday surroundings, Beatriz Milhazes combines nature motifs with traditional patterns and modern-day packaging to create bold, vibrant and carnivalesque patterns that burst with energy.
The Brazilian-born artist bases her paintings on geometric composition. This technique involves creating a ‘leading line’ to draw the eye across the painting; a ‘spatial divider’ to discreetly divide the image into sections; and a ‘framing element’ to focus the attention on a motif of differing shape, colour or texture. The effect is truly captivating.
“I wanted to put them together based on geometric composition. Because at the end of the day, I was only interested in structure and order.” – Beatriz Milhazes.