ALEX SENNA

“From the languages of illustration, comics and graffiti from the 90s, Alex Senna builds a playful, poetic narrative with a strong popular appeal. Observations of human relationships mixed with emotional substrates guide the intense authorial production that he developed in the last 6 years in the city of São Paulo.

Universal signs extracted from the children's imagination - hearts, birds, musical notes, balloons and their variations in composition are what seems to give color to a 90% work marked by the use of black and white. Colorblind, Senna developed continuous strokes of just one color in his drawings and notebooks, until the moment he transposed them to the city walls, marking the urban scene with a simple and clearly affective visuality.

The charisma of its countless characters - whether young couples dating, elderly gentlemen, placid saints or melancholy boys - establish a romantic dialogue with the observer, as they inspire notions of dream, subjectivity, drama and faith. As if they were part of the same novel, fragmented in different supports, they can also easily be interpreted as ideal variations of the same character: the artist himself.

The languid shapes of its protagonists seek balance over calculated doses of tragicomic humor. The exposed fragility of the moments invented by Senna contrast with the aggressive toughness suggested by urban art. São Paulo, impregnated by cultural avant-garde, contrasts with the bucolic essence of the artist's city of origin: the interior Orlândia. And just like the contrast between black and white, Alex Senna continues to seek contrasts and opposites in order to find himself in possible harmony. ”

Julia Bolliger - journalist

Font: http://www.alexsenna.com.br/Who-is-Alex-Senna

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