We are excited to introduce Maico Camilo to ArtSelect Gallery's audience with the opening of his solo exhibition coming in July-August. A couple of paintings will be arriving at the gallery before the exhibition and if you see any works of art that appeal to you then please get in touch so that we can negotiate an early release and sale of the work before the exhibition.
Visit this page often to see additional works of art as it's been curated by Ngaire Stone for the upcoming exhibition.
Maico Camilo, was born in Brazil 1982, and left his home country to pursue his education at an early age. At age 23, (2005) Maico decided to make a new move to New Zealand and subsequently met his partner and now husband. Due to his partner’s job, Maico has travelled extensively up into Europe, Asia, South America and Oceania.
Maico studied International Relations towards a degree, but made a clear decision to move on and establish his capacity to learn the art world, so that he could pursue his passion for art. He has therefore immersed himself in art, while at the start also running his own recruitment business.
He has lived and worked for an extended period of time in New Zealand and Australia, consequently these experiences have opened him up to the different cultures and environments that have helped him explore the larger questions we all face in life: our reason for being.
Camilo has set about exploring his own journey through his art, challenging his own paradigms and his reason for being and not being afraid to explore different vocabularies and communication forms through his art. As a result, he is challenging us all to confront the obvious, in terms of what is going on around us.
After almost 10 years away from NZ, Maico Camilo is finally back, and living in New Zealand with his husband Lyndon Bray and their baby “dog” Harry in New Zealand.
Maico Camilo artworks are now all over the World such as: Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, England, France, Spain, Amsterdam, Italy, USA, Hong Kong and Japan.
ICMS - International College of Management Sydney |STRAUSS & Co FINE ART - AUCTION HOUSE |St Andrew’s College – The University of Sydney |
Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa
Canary Islands, Spain
Upcoming Works of Art
Contemplation draws on the combination of structure and chaos, forcing us to reflect upon the relationship between the two, as we contemplate the journey of life. The bold lateral and linear lines are interspersed with chaos, just as our routines in life (structure) are interrupted by bursts of chaos, brought upon us by uncontrolled events.
Materials Used: Oil, Acrylic, Polyurethane
Size: 1800mm high x1500mm wide x 20mm deep
Price: On Application
Status: Coming Soon
Through Change Comes Hope 7
These artworks were created after a wine tasting visit to L’Avenir, in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Camilo was inspired by a story, learning about the unique bottle design of the L’Avenir Glenrose 2019. L’Avenir winemaker, Dirk Coetzee, explained how the bottle design was inspired by the Protea flower, a national South African symbol. Camilo was drawn to the geometric nature of the Protea using clear linear and robust lines to mimic the geometry. The changing landscape on the canvas is brought to life with the infusion of bursts of colour, bringing hope, crusted artworks.
Materials used: Acrylic, Gel, Silicone, Urethane, Polyurethane
Size: 1800mm high x1500mm wide x 40mm deep
Price: On Request
Status: Coming Soon