About Sergio Cesario
Emerging Brazilian artist Sergio Cesario lives in Miami and reveals a notable talent for breaking away from conventional photography by exploring an inventive method of digitally drawing, painting, and manipulating photographs to create vibrant, spontaneous, often colorful abstract dreamlike images and shapes.
Motivated by the philosophical theories of post-humanism and contemplating a post-contemporary photography age, as well as the attributes of abstract expressionism, Cesario’s pictorial elements (a term used by curator Dr. Milagros Bello to describe his work) provide new perspectives and points of view –– often enigmatic and intriguingly formed or boldly disfigured –– that bear in a mysterious, harmonious balance.
His inaugural group exhibition “Cross Aesthetics” (2021) in Miami allowed the artist’s imaginary world to be subsequently presented in Milan, New York, São Paulo, Barcelona and also at the biennial of the European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Bembo, in the context of the 59th Biennale di Venezia 2022, in the exhibition “Personal Structures: Reflections.”
Amid rising social justice movements, collapsing economic structures and unprecedented cultural and environmental crisis, Cesario continues to investigate ways to drive traditional photography beyond a purely realistic realm, delving into a virtually unexplored nonfigurative and metaphoric art form, exposing intimate reflections about tomorrow's society.
Born in Brazil, living in the USA
“For the most part, my subject matter is 'invisible' to the eye. Deconstructing an original photograph intends to make visible what is hidden. In life, we constantly see and register moments to celebrate but often detach from the essential. Capturing reality as presented and freezing it in time never seemed enough to me.
I find more contentment and realization transforming photographic images into something more meaningful, creating an open channel to celebrate freedom and break away from a regressing world. While I make no attempts to distort reality, I want my works to unveil emotions and transcend from the chaotic and unpredictable world we live in.
For me, each art piece unpacks forbidden or suppressed psycho-social boundaries, but it also intends to reflect on how one object (or subject) can be transformed into another.”
Master of Arts
Broadcasting Journalism, 1997
Graduate School of Arts and Science
New York University
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Mar 23-Apr 23 — "Contraventions"
Curated by Milagros Bello, Ph.D., MIA Curatorial
Feb 21-Mar 20 — "Diversia - UN Calendar," Canada
Wetlands, World Wetlands Day
Organized Exhibizone, powered by Biafarin platform
A virtual art exhibition promoting awareness on important international events and critical subjects
Nov 26-Dec 26 — Miami Art Basel Season
"Delectables And Not" | Curated by Milagros Bello, Ph.D., MIA Curatorial
Apr 23-Nov 27 — European Cultural Centre, Venice
"Americans. Current Imaginaries" | Curated by Milagros Bello, Ph.D., MIA Curatorial
"Personal Structures: Reflections", in the content of the 59th Venice Art Biennale, Venice, Italy
• Oct 29—30, "NYC ArtWalk" in SoHo, New York — Featured on Artsy.com
Featured Exhibitor NYC ArtWalk & Climate Museum of New York collaboration
• Jun 28-Jul 4 — "Visceral Exhibition" | An International Contemporary Art exhibition at M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milan, Italy
Apt 28-Jul 28 — "International Art Award"
IAA New Generations, a VR exhibition, Selection by the jury
May 14—Jun 29, The Lakeland Art Guild
"50th Annual Melvin Gallery Art Exhibition", a virtual exhibition
Jun 2—Jun 30, Las Laguna Art
"50 and older Golden Online Art Exhibition" / a virtual exhibition, selection by the jury
May 8—May 29
"Ferments" | Curated by Milagros Bello, Ph.D., MIA Curatorial
Nov-Dec — Art Basel Week, Miami
Concurrences | Oblique Views, MIA Curatorial, Miami
Sept-Oct — Curators Voice Art Projects, Miami
"Cross Aesthetics", MIA Curatorial, Miami
Works held in private collections in the United States, Brazil and Portugal
Represented by Curator Dr. Milagros Bello, PhD
at Curator’s Voice Art Projects