I work with experiments to produce images: geometrical, juxtaposed, stylized camouflaged or out of focus. It's a research inspired in entertainments like puzzles, dot connections, or optical ilusion. This way I try to instigate the look, the interest, the curiosity, doubt, using extensive variety of details, ambiguous pictures or playful contents.
I consider there are many paths and when I make choices in every decision moment,the result will be more refined into some more particular. Considering other arts are particular as well. I'm interested in researching new tools, new techniques and possible effects with the acrylic painting on canvas or printing ink on paper. Some tools serve techniques such as impression, dripping or the need of hangings with different dilution and viscosity.
I believe in the influence of previous studies and experiences in the field of Mathematics and Physics in my first paintings. The period of stay in the Frech Britain; exhibiting, participating in festivals and visiting museums, have significantly contributed to changes and progress in my work. The atelier is for me a workshop, a laboratory, a storage and office, where I mix pleasure, freedom and discipline to think, to look for inspiration, to research, to entertain and to produce.
The practice and the artistic dreaming give me meaning in life, with long term projects. Personally it enlightens a path and a goal. I suppose it is my way to contribute to a move harmonic society, when I try to offer my works withe objective of creating a pause, a moment of entertainment or an invitation to other perceptions.
In this series of engraving I try to show a visual interpretation of the Brazilian handicrafts and place on the fabric, as the patchwork tapestry, embroidery and lace. A vast material was researched to be initially compiled and expressed with acrylic paint on canvas and only a few years later was transposed to a research in relief engraving. The compositions are almost always balanced, with curves and minutiae referring to the balance of the researched compositions, arabesques are created from the observation of different bushes and branches of vegetation in the cerrado. The theme chosen for these compositions was the fauna and flora, for the ease that it brings. I try to style the figures by giving them a handcrafted treatment. The stroke used, wants to reveal a plot, a line treated by a handmade tool and transmit a handmade appearance. The wealth of details is present in all the researched material. I build the parts using a universe of different textures, wefts and strands, in order to create a smooth aesthetic set and rescue the wealth of the production of various segments from artisans.
photos of some works
Born in 1962, in the city of Goiania, located in Midwest Brazil, Muniz Filho works mainly with painting and printmaking. He graduated at the Federal University, Faculty of Visual Arts. Curious, he completed his studies with course in photography, digital images, 3D and animation images.
Going from a friend's garage in Rennes to a professional atelier in Saint-Malo, in the French Britain, he produced individual exhibitions, exposed in Rennes (France), Madrid (Spain), Albufeira (Portugal and Poznan (Poland). He was encouraged by awards for pictorial researches in contests in Paris, Rennes and Saint-Malo.
He has works as part of artworks at some public offices such as the Art Museum of Goiânia, Gremi Institution in Inhumas (Brazil), Translacja Institution in Piotrkow Trybunalski (Poland) and City Halls at Rosoy and Ploerdut (France).
Living and working in his hometown, Muniz Filho manipulates the acrylic paint in canvas or printing ink on paper, along with trials for new materials and possibilities all over his workshop, looking to improve and realize their artistic research.
Name: MUNIZ FILHO (José Muniz Falcão Filho)
Birth: 1962, Goiânia, Brazil.
Adress: Rua 137-A, n° 49, Setor Marista. Zip Code: 74170-130. Goiânia - Go, Brazil.
Phone: (00 55) (62) 8127 9177
E-mail: [email protected]
1993 - B.V.A. - Printmaking, Goiás Federal University, Goiânia, Brazil.
1994 - Course of photography at the Goiás Catholic University, Goiânia, Brazil
1993 - Print expression - Helena Lopes - Brasília, Brazil.
1993 - Creation and creator - Fayga Ostrower - São Paulo, Brazil.
1993 - Stone sculpture - Miles Metzger (California, USA) in Goiânia, Brazil.
1992 - Contemporary art - Jacob Klintomitz - São Paulo, Brazil.
1990 - Oil painting - Enimá di Paula - Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
1990 - Watercolor - Guilhermina Hackner - Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
2003 a 2006 - Teaching - web designer Microcamp school in Goiânia, Brazil
2001 a 2005 - Teaching Introduction to drawing, Visual Arts School (EAV) - in Goiânia, Brazil.
Merits and Awards
1999 -Special prize of jury - Solidor en Peinture in Saint Malo, France.
1997 - Special prize of jury - Peinture aux Champs Elysées in Paris, France.
1997 - 2nd prize - XI Salon de Peinture in Loroux-Bottereau, France.
1996 - 1st prize - Journée de Peinture au Thabor in Rennes, France.
1996 - Honorable mention - XI Salão de Paisagem do Paraná in Maringá, Brazil.
1996 - Special mention of jury - VIII Salão Brasileiro de Arte in São Paulo, Brazil.
1995 - Exhibition indication award - X Salão de Paisagem in Maringá, Brazil.
1995 - Honorable mention - VIII Salão Fotográfico in Santa Maria, Brazil.
1993 - Special artist - I Bienal de Arte Incomum in Goiânia, Brazil.
1992 - Acquisition prize - XXIV Gremi in Inhumas, Brazil.
1992 - Honorable mention - IV Salão do Centro-Oeste in Goiânia, Brazil.
2006 - ''Retrospectiva'' Antônio Sybasolli gallery in Anápolis, Brazil.
2000 - ''Goyazes'' - Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1998 - Ritos - Casa do Brasil in Madrid, Spain.
1998 - Ritos - Samora Barros Gallery in Albufeira, Portugal.
1998 - Ritos- Polony Gallery in Poznan, Poland.
1998 - Ritos- Office de Tourisme in Abbeville, France.
1997 - Goyazes - Maison Internationale in Rennes, France.
1997 - "'Orangerie du Park Thabor" in Rennes, France.
1997- Compositions Indigènes - LAtelier Gallery in Combourg, France.
1996 - Prospecto Cerrado - Arts Hall of Central Bank in Brasília, Brazil.
1995 - Retrospectivas - Tem Arte Atelier in Goiânia, Brazil.
1994 - Tropicaos - Tem Arte Atelier in Goiânia, Brazil.
2014 - 18th MiniPrint International Exhibition - Ink Shop - Ithaca-NY - USA.
2014 - 7th Printmaking for Peace, ''Parque da Luz'' in São Paulo, Brazil.
2001 - 3 Americas, Gork Gallery in New York, United States.
2000 - ''Expo Milenium'', Canning House in London, United Kingdom.
1999 - (Tree Person Exhibit-Juried) ''Centre Culturel Paul Ricard'' in Bendor Island, France.
1998 - On way 20-21 in Anvers, Belgium.
1998 - Hôtel Drouot in Paris, France.
1997 - Fête Internationale Contemporaine in Verneuil s/ Seine, France.
1996 - Indicações 95 in Curitiba, Brazil.
1995 - Essências in Goiânia, Brazil.
1993 - FotografArte in Goiânia, Brazil.
1992 - Usina in Goiânia, Brazil.
2015 - XII International Biennial of engraving. Prize Acqui 2015. Acqui Term. Italy.
2014 - International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2014 (ROC) in Taipei,Taiwan.
2000 - II International Biennial Filippo Salesi in Sanremo, Italy.
2000 - VII Biennial of Paintings Balconadas in Bentanzos, La Coruña - Spain.
1999 - IX Biennial of Drawing and Printmaking in Taipei, Taiwan.
1998 - IX Festival International des Arts in Dijon, France.
1997 - II Saló Internacional de Artes Plásticas ACEA in Barcelona, Spain.
1997 - XVI Concurs de Pintura País del Cava in Sant Sadurní dAnoia, Spain.
1997 - XI Grand Prix de Peinture de la Ville in Saint Gregoire, France.
1996 - X Grand Prix de Peinture de la Ville in Saint Gregoire, France.
1995 - LII Salão do Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil.
1995 - XX SARP - Salão de Arte de Ribeirão Preto in São Paulo, Brazil.
1993 - IX Festival de Arte de São Cristovão in Aracajú, Brazil.
- Dictionary of Arts Goiás - Amaury Menezes, in Goânia, Brazil.
- Directory of Art 99/00 - guide addresses - Revista Ibérica in Lisbon, Portugal.
- Art Directory 2000/01 - guide addresses - G. Politi Editore in Milan Italy.
- Newspapers: ''O popular'' and t''diário da Manhã'' Journal, ''Jornal Opinião'', ''Gazeta de Goiás'' and Top News (Goiânia); ''Jornal do Brasil''(Rio de Janeiro), ''Correio Brasiliense'' (Brasilia); ''Ouest-France'', ''Le Télégramme'', ''Pays-Malouin'', ''Le Trégor'', ''Var Matin'' and ''Artiste Revue'' (France); ''Gazeta Poznanka and Glos Towarzyski'' (Poland) and Activity Guide April / June Madrid (Spain).
- Museum of Art in Goiânia, Brazil
- Museum of Art in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland.
- Prefectures of Ploerdut and Rosoy, France.
- Private collections in Brazil, France, Spain, Poland, Portugal, England and Switzerland.
1999 - V Translacje in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland.
1998 - IV Translacje in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland.