Artist
Gustavo Minas Brasília, Brazil

Gustavo Minas first got hooked on photography during school when he was studying journalism. It was a class on photojournalism that taught him to notice things through a lens, whether it was vivid colors, deep shadows, or geometric compositions. After graduation, he took a job as an economics reporter at a newspaper, but always found himself waking up early to wander the streets of São Paulo and capture the warm light of the morning. “Many days I come back home with nothing worth a second look, but now and then magic happens, and this is what keeps me going back to the streets over and over.” Although Gustavo’s artwork is powerfully impactful, his demeanor remains humble. “My studio is small and cozy, just a table and iMac in the living room of my apartment. Photography is mostly a hobby for me, and I think that’s why I take so much pleasure from it.”</span></p>

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    About The Artist

    Gustavo Minas first got hooked on photography during school when he was studying journalism. It was a class on photojournalism that taught him to notice things through a lens, whether it was vivid colors, deep shadows, or geometric compositions. After graduation, he took a job as an economics reporter at a newspaper, but always found himself waking up early to wander the streets of São Paulo and capture the warm light of the morning. “Many days I come back home with nothing worth a second look, but now and then magic happens, and this is what keeps me going back to the streets over and over.” Although Gustavo’s artwork is powerfully impactful, his demeanor remains humble. “My studio is small and cozy, just a table and iMac in the living room of my apartment. Photography is mostly a hobby for me, and I think that’s why I take so much pleasure from it.”

    Artist Statement

    I've been pursuing personal photography since 2009, when I studied photography language and history under Carlos Moreira, a master who has photographed Sao Paulo since the 60's. A great part of my work is based on the streets, mainly in my hometown or in Sao Paulo and Brasilia, cities where I've lived and worked. Despite my style and subject matter, I do not consider myself a classical street photographer. I'm more interested in following the steps of photographers like Harry Gruyaert, William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, who have used public space and ordinary life to explore the possibilities of color. What has guided me is an avid curiosity to go to places I’ve never been to before and a fascination to how color reacts to light.

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    Acrylic Glass Print

    Archival photographic print face-mounted on the back of .25" thick acrylic glass. The high gloss acrylic enhances the depth and vibrancy of the image, and has polished edges. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Aluminum Print

    Archival, high gloss print on 0.05" thick aluminum. Aluminum prints are lightweight and durable. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Canvas Print

    Gallery-quality giclee print on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick edges, and edges are finished white. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Framed Fine Art Print

    Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free, soft gloss paper in a wood, white, or black frame. Features a 1.25" white border around the image. No matte. Acrylic glass front gives a crystal clear view. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

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