Laurindo is a Brazilian contemporary artist, illustrator and art director living and working in France since 2003. Inspired by his own collection of vintage books, magazines, postcards and letters, he created a big amount of illustration works over the years, using different techniques as collage and digital painting. All his Illustrations and posters share a certain nostalgic flair and a great passion for surrealism. His work has been published and exhibited in several countries and recognized by the AOI (Association of illustrators UK) in the Professional editorial category. Among his clients and collaborations: Netflix, Le Monde, Heineken, Universal Music, Musée des Arts Décoratifs/Paris, Victoria & Albert Museum, ARTE TV, British Airways, JC Decaux, WIRED, The Financial Times, Nestlé, Penguin Vintage, HarperCollins, Cosmopolitan, Publicis, Pentagram, Lehigh University, The New Statesman, Stylist, Mr Porter, Flaunt, CNRS, Waitrose, Granado, Kiehl's, Stranger & Stranger, Editora Rocco, Le Nouvel Obs, Les Inrockuptibles, Revue XXI and many others.

ARTIST STATEMENT:
My work is determined by the interpretation of memories through the use of collage techniques, digital and handmade and accumulation. More than mere transcriptional aesthetics, the focus of my work is to capture and to translate the maze of collective memories of other individuals, as well, as my own, that have faded or become vague, acquiring new value, as they age.
I believe when we define the intentions behind an artwork we end up guiding the personal interpretations of the observer, so, I prefer to work with enigmas and let the observer fill in the blanks. 

AWARDS and RECOGNITION:
Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards - Self-Promotion Illustration Category Winner (2015) CA 
The AOI (Association of illustrators) Illustration Awards - Editorial Professional Category Winner (2014) UK
Young Illustrators Award 2014 - Illustrative Art Festival, Nominee (2014) DE

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
Restoring colors to Paris.” An open-air exhibition in 250 spots in Paris, in collaboration with the Museum of Decorative Arts, JC Decaux and the Paris City Hall, Mars 2021
"Memories" Evvivanoé Art Gallery, Turin IT, 2017
Illustrative "Young Illustration Awards exhibition", Direktorenhaus, Berlin, DE October 2015/January 2016
ARCADE design a la campagne Sainte-Colombe, France, October/December 2015
Château d'Ancy-le-Franc France, "The Renaissance Portraits" May-September 2015
HomopromoShoreditch Village Hall, London, UK, May 2014  
Festival des Curiosités, Musée Buffon, Montbard, France, May 2014
VisualArts Gallery at NJCU, Jersey City, NJ, US, October 2011
DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY, US, September 2011
Art House Gallery, Brooklyn NY, US, February 2011

TALKS, LECTURES and WORKSHOPS:
ARCADE design a la campagne Sainte-Colombe, France, "Illustration a profession" October 2015
Somerset House, London, UK, October 2014 
College of Arts and Humanities at University of Brighton, Brighton, UK, December 2014
Campus Fonderie de l'Image, Paris, France, December 2014

FEATURED BOOKS and PUBLICATIONS:
Varoom  27 "The Hermenauts" UK 2014
Magic Paintbrush by Illustration - Hightone Editions CH 2014

FEATURED MAGAZINES and INTERNET
"His style combines a vintage look with modern compositions that employ a collage method and digital painting. Because he works as an illustrator, the images he creates present as purposeful, as if they yearn to say something, but what makes his artwork remarkable is Feliciano’s ability to present final images that are seamless and polished." Kolaj Magazine/CA
"What do you get if you mix a lifetime’s collection of vintage books, magazines, postcards, letters, essays and records sleeves, with the rigid creative process of an architect? Well in Laurindo Feliciano’s case you get a fantastic collection of nostalgic, surrealist illustrations apparently".  Jack Daly - FormFiftyFive™/ UK
"Inspired by his own collection of vintage books, magazines, postcards and letters, he has created an impressive amount of beautiful works in the last years. All of his collages and posters share a certain nostalgic flair and a great passion for surrealism."  Nini Baseema - Lost at E menor/ AU

"Laurindo produces collages in the spirit and tradition of the Week Goodness by Max Ernst, but with a sense of temporal distance, spatial and cultural even stronger, offering contemporary small enigmas that relates to the question of memory, both individual and collective".  Alexandre François - La Blogothèque/ FR

CONTACT
For illustration enquires, please contact one of my agents
UK The Artworks Illustration agency: steph@theartworksinc.com or alex@theartworksinc.com
US  Mendola Artists: info@mendolaart.com
BR/FR La Baraque Créative: contact@labaraque-creative.com 
JP Art Liaison: mail@art-liaison.com

If you are interested in buying original works, prints or a private art enquire please contact: mail@laurindofeliciano.com or by phone +33 6.68.97.30.70
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