Walter Miranda
Plastic Artist

Telas e Poemas de Walter Miranda e Evaldo Barros, Amanhã na Casa da Cultura

Newspaper Diary of Bauru
Bauru, Sunday, April 3, 1988



             Oil paintings on canvas reflecting the poetic and critical sense of art and poems worked with images that distort reality are the novelties of the Exhibition of Plastic Arts and Poetry, by the artist Walter Miranda from São Paulo and the poet Evaldo Barros from Bauru.

The exhibition will open tomorrow, at 8:30 pm, with a theatrical performance, and will continue until the 30th, in the Coexistence room and Art Gallery of the House of Cultuire. There, 15 canvases and four poems will be exhibited, in a program that aims to bring together poetry and plastic arts in the same cultural space.             

 The poet Evaldo Barros has been developing poetry and "installation" work for four years, a set of poems that make up an artistic environment, a proposal for expression within the performing arts, and literature. He uses theatrical sensibility in the production of his poetry, delves into themes and seeks in the images the distortion of reality. Evaldo published several works at Unesp - Araraquara, and received the award for Best Interpreter in the Spoken Poetry Contest in that city.                           


In his work, the artist from São Paulo seeks to address current themes, giving them a poetic and critical sense, with the intention of provoking questions, reflections, and conceptualizations in the viewer. Always using a personal and innovative language, despite using traditional techniques, Walter Miranda incorporates elements that are characteristic of our time in his paintings. He uses computer parts in an attempt to obtain new textures and effects.    

In the series "Brave New World" the artist addresses the subtle side of the individual's control. The technological modernity achieved today is portrayed by him as the cause of the human being's static situation, which due to material comforts has become unable to deeply question the fundamental concepts of “Pseudo” human development. The intention of this series is to represent the inconsistencies of human development, - he explains.   

The series is portrayed in four basic points: Cultural development; unstructured technological development; risk of a nuclear catastrophe and the consequences of that possible catastrophe. All paintings are planned based on the golden ratio, rectangles and various elements are painted on cardboard and placed at strategic points on the canvases.


Idolatria Tecnol



Some physical / mathematical formulas and artistic elements represent real human progress. The leaves of trees (preparded to not deteriorate) portray naturalism, until a time valued, and now practically forgotten. Elements painted and then placed in the paintings reflect the threat of the nuclear holocaust at the end of this century and millennium.

All pictures have computer parts placed, which represent the unbridled dominance of technology in today's society. I don't worry if the viewer will be able to understand my language, because the important thing is that he draws his own conclusions about the topic addressed and understands the essence of what I try to convey. - concludes.

The exhibition of Plastic Arts and Poetry will run until April 30, at House of Culture – 1160, Sete de Setembro st.



Walter Miranda
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