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 Lyndon Bray. Due to his partner’s job, Maico has travelled extensively up into Europe, Asia, South America and Oceania. After almost 10 years away from NZ, Maico Camilo and Lyndon are finally back living in New Zealand with their baby “dog” Harry.
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.
Maico Camilo's artworks are now held in collections 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
The Internal Saboteur Series
Internal Saboteur -
Currently On Display at the Auckland Museum
I work with unplanned subjects, drawn from life experiences and acute observation of the world around me, are the source of my inspiration. My work opens an invitation to discover for ourselves what we perceive we are seeing. I deliberately diminish the clarity and then the final step within the artwork is creating a linear view of the world, providing the definition that we are searching for in each piece.
In this way I am drawing the viewer into a state of reflection. By way of example, my most recent pieces provide a more ‘figurative’ aspect to the works. The viewer can readily identify a ‘human figure’, with each artwork intentionally demonstrating the figure in an almost comical or grotesque position. Again, but in a different way, asking us to reflect on the emotional element of the human state.
With each piece I start my own journey of self-discovery, ultimately providing the platform for my subconscious to become conscious and the artwork can then stand on its own, bringing the unplanned subject that I started with to life.
As an Artist I am driven by inclusiveness, collaboration and creating a sense of wonder and gratitude, increasingly my studio practice is motivated by passion and unlocking new ways to see life through art.
Materials Used: Mixed Media on Canvas
Size: 2200mm high x 2000mm wide x 70mm deep
Lost within my own self 4
Materials used: Mixed Media on Canvas
Size: 1800mm high x1700mm wide x 40mm deep