Born in Brazil, made in Sweden
Brazilian Rubia Caldeira (f.1985) is heading towards her breakthrough within her pop art. Her style is characterized by strong and playful visual expressions with lots of energy.
Her paintings are painted with black and white oil paints and surrounded by details of silver. The combination of the influences she received from both Brazil and Sweden is perhaps what distinguishes her art the most. Brazil’s chaotic, colorful and joyful life philosophy versus Sweden’s more organized, balanced and minimal style.
Rubia primarily paints faces and in her newest paintings we will see portraits of artists like Keith Richards, Lady Gaga and Mick Jagger – all in classic black and white pop art style.
She is also working with the concept of “selfie art” where she brings photos to life on a canvas – in classic Rubia-style of course.
But even the body and its movements have been an important source of inspiration. Besides being an artist, Rubia is also a sought-after dancer and model, something that is reflected in her art.