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Hamilton Aguiar

Hamilton Aguiar (b. 1965) is a Brazilian painter and sculptor. Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, he relocated to the United States in 1987. Through restoration work in churches and public and commercial spaces he mastered the technique of gilding, prominent in his paintings of silver and copper leaf on wooden canvas. The application of oil paint on metallic leaf reflects light from beneath the paint, which presents the optimized colors drawn from nature.

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Hamilton Aguiar (b. 1965) is a Brazilian painter and sculptor. Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, he relocated to the United States in 1987. Through restoration work in churches and public and commercial spaces he mastered the technique of gilding, prominent in his paintings of silver and copper leaf on wooden canvas. The application of oil paint on metallic leaf reflects light from beneath the paint, which presents the optimized colors drawn from nature.

In 2004, Hamilton had his first solo exhibition in New York City with his "Landscapes" series portraying the seasonal changes. In 2005, he began his "Solitude" series, which depict the artist's recurring motif of the leafless tree waiting to blossom, reminiscent of the artist's first impression of New York in the cold winter of 1987. In 2014, Hamilton created the "Cores" series of vibrant colors of assembled panels, and in 2015, he began his "Acqua" series, which capture the seascapes of Miami beaches.

Hamilton is now represented by several galleries across North America, and has shown in exhibitions and art fairs in the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea and Canada. After a few years developing ambitious studio projects in his native city of Belo Horizonte, Hamilton relocated to Miami where he works to this day.

Cores and Acqua are two Central Series of artwork throughout Artist Career.

Cores, which means “colors” in Portuguese exemplify Hamilton’s employment of rich colors. The paintings are an assembly of separate panels that come together to form one painting in different variations. The unique painting process involves applying oil paint expressively on a canvas covered with a thin layer of silver or copper leaf, to which he completes with a thick coat of resin. Each painting of Cores depicts the artist’s recurring motif—a leafless tree waiting to blossom. The motif captures the artist’s witnessing the change of seasons in New York, whose trees were bear when he first landed in the winter of 1987. His fascination when everything came to life in the spring led him to depict the pleasing moments of changing nature. The technique of oil, metallic leaf, and resin continues in the Acqua series. The distinct use of oil paint on silver and copper surface draws back to the artist’s formative years when he learned to gild through restoration work for churches and public and commercial spaces. Inspired by his surroundings since relocating to Miami in 2013, Hamilton captures new sentiments in Acqua with this technique, portraying elements of ocean views generous in the beaches of Miami.

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Illustiration Art Collection

Like Norman Rockwell, Seuss personally created every rough sketch, preliminary drawing, final line drawing and finished work for each page of every project he illustrated. Despite the technical and budgetary limitations of color printing during the early and mid-twentieth century, Dr. Seuss the artist was meticulous about color selection. He created specially numbered color charts and elaborate color call-outs to precisely accomplish his vision for each book. Saturated reds and blues, for example, were carefully chosen for The Cat in the Hat to attract and maintain the visual attention of a six-year-old audience. By the time Seuss’s book career took off, sharp draftsman skills were evident in drawings. His ability to move a storyline ahead via illustrations filled with tension, movement and color became a hallmark component of his work, and the surreal images that unfolded over six decades became the catalyst for a humorous and inspired learning experience.

Bronze Collection

Artist Leo Rijn, the inaugural sculptor for the Dr. Seuss Tribute Collection I, was selected to launch this project due to his prized work with some of today’s top talent in the world of film, entertainment and the visual arts (including Tim Burton, Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg). Rijn has been identified as one of today’s brightest sculpting talents because of his ability to breathe life into the written word and successfully transform two-dimensional ideas into three-dimensional works of art. Universal Studios commissioned Leo to develop and oversee the creation of numerous maquette scale models for the Monumental Dr. Seuss Sculptures at Seuss Landing in Orlando, Florida. Leo was instrumental in the art direction for many of the sculpted characters and buildings now on display at this permanent Seuss attraction. His strikingly accurate Seuss works embody a masterful and intuitive Seussian sensibility, establishing him as a leading talent in interpretive sculpting.

Taxidermy Colletion

Seuss embarked on an ingenious project in the early 1930s as he evolved from two-dimensional artworks to three-dimensional sculptures. What was most unusual for these mixed-media sculptures was the use of real animal parts including beaks, antlers and horns from deceased Forest Park Zoo animals where Seuss’s father was superintendent. Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy was born in a cramped New York apartment and included a menagerie of inventive creatures with names like the “Two Horned Drouberhannis,” “Andulovian Grackler,” and “Semi-Normal Green-Lidded Fawn.” Shortly after Seuss created this unique collection of artworks, Look Magazine dubbed Seuss “The World’s Most Eminent Authority on Unheard-Of Animals.” To this day, Seuss’s Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy remains as some of the finest examples of his inventive and multi-dimensional creativity.

 

Secret Art & Archives

Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Seuss created a body of irrepressible work that redefines this American icon as an iconographic American artist. Yet, the Secret Art often shows a side of the artist that most readers, familiar with him through his classic children’s books, have never seen. This collection, created over a period of more than 60 years, encompasses the entirety of Seuss’s multi-dimensional talent. The artistic golden thread highlighted throughout this collection is apparent in each wildly imaginative and surreal Secret Art image. The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss is an inimitable collection of artworks created at night for his own personal enjoyment. These works were rarely, if ever, exhibited during his lifetime and provide a deeper glimpse into the art and life of this celebrated American Icon.

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By the Lake
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Looking Through
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My Place
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Uno
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