Interview: Galdino Neto
Luca Curci talks with Galdino Neto during THE EXTENDED BODY 2020 at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space.
Galdino Neto was best known for his work as a practicing physician in Neonatology. Before the art world, born in Rio de Janeiro, Galdino grew up in Brazil. However, living in the United States for almost all his adult life and capturing images that speak not only to a culture from which he has raised, but to a world who has been faced. Pudor and desire, thrift and turbulence, sensuality and holiness. Even though at times they seem antagonistic, these are, in fact, nuances of the human essence and of Galdino Neto’s photographs. With excellent control of light and shadow, the artist brings out strong and sensual characters. Fragile and sensitive, works that mix the realism of photographic modernity with the classic features of paintings by Tenebrist artists. His images exalt the body and the human psyche from compositions that lead to reflect on the meaning of life, death, sex and equality. Images from the brutality of darker side of the humanity to the beauty and nobility of the Human spirit.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Galdino Neto – Art is the visual expression of your emotions past, present or future. A creation of a language in diﬀerent forms of images. A visual message full of beauty but without words.
LC – What are you currently working on?
GN – Creating digital montages with my own photography. Using the montage of diﬀerent images to tell a more complete and meaningful story.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
GN – To live with my mind and eyes open to the world around us. Including the eye on my emotions and imagination.
LC – What is your creative process like?
GN – The source of images for my montages is my own photography. The process started on the photo shoot. In the choice of a subject and on my imagination almost with no boundaries. It will ignites the production process. Finally, the manipulation of images by using the digital tools. I place images like a traditional collage. However, it is done digitally, creating a digital montage.
LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this exhibition?
GN – A new era will begin. “An Ovolum” composed of different embryonic form images. Creating the rebirth of a new era.
LC – Which art themes do you pursue? What is your preferred subject, if there is any?
GN – Keep my eye and imagination on the world surrounding me. By capturing and creating images that reflect the passion, challenges and beauty in our lives.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
GN – A group promoting opportunities for emerging artists.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
GN – I like the exhibition format. But this my first time exhibiting with the group. I would like at the end of this experience to suggest a more constructive collaboration.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
GN – I think it can be an opportunity for visibility. It will depend on the opportunities with curators and collectors.