Edition 2017.1 - Selected Artists
Born in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Louisa grew up in the Brazilian northeast, in Salvador da Bahia and then in the city of João Pessoa.
In Salvador, Africa is still very present. In fact, it was through this city that African slaves entered the Brazilian territory for four centuries. Cuisine, music and religion are strongly influenced by this African culture.
Louisa has fond memories of her childhood, linked directly to this cultural contribution, as well as all the somewhat strong colors imported from her imaginary African continent that influenced most of her paintings.
Most of her artworks are produced by applying different layers of acrylic paint and soft dough, small stones and sand.
She had her first solo exhibition in Germany in 2007 at the Einstein cultural house (Ulm Einsteinhaus) and organized group exhibitions in Switzerland, France and Germany in the following years.
For the 2017.1 edition of the Circuit Café-Culture, Louisa presents:
"Baiana do Acarajé", one of her memories with street sellers of African food.
Oil on canvas (50 x 50)
"Mon petit Brésil", inspired by the maps of Brazil that she made for her students of Portuguese course.
Acrylic on canvas (50 x 50)
Rio de Janeiro Station:
"Une femme avec son pilon", where an African woman is working.
Acrylic and sand on canvas (100 x 40)