Rodrigo Franzão

The limit is imagination: Rodrigo Franzão on his abstract art

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Contemporary Brazilian artist Rodrigo Franzão has been creating waves with his 3-D abstract forms.

In the interview with Textile Artist website, we learn ‘Rodrigo makes mixed media textile art influenced by geometric abstraction, figurative and constructivist art’, and that he ‘lives and works in Abadiânia, where he is studying art history and aesthetics’.

Rodrigo makes mixed media textile art influenced by geometric abstraction, figurative and constructivist art, and that he lives and works in Abadiânia, where he is studying art history and aesthetics.

The limit is the imagination of the artist says Rodrigo, who created a dialogue between consumerism and its effect on the human condition for his Involuntary Exclusion series.

‘For this, I researched materials that had a dialogue with the subject such as industrial fabrics, copper wire and needles,’ he says.

‘My technique uses interlaced fabrics and stitching with copper wire to create abstract forms. The colour of the fabrics also plays a very important role in my work – I like to be bold, to choose the colours and mix them up. I find myself breaking the rules, mixing materials to see the end results.’

Read the rest of the interview.

It’s an approach that is reinforced by Rodrigo’s Q&A with The Art Zine site.

As an artist, he spends as much time as he can in the studio, but it his role as a self-marketer that has been a bit of a surprise for him.

‘The role of marketing myself, which I did not realized how important it is in this process. At first, you just want to make art for the sake of it then you realize that there is a bigger part that needs to be taken care of,’ Rodrigo told 365artists365days.

Check out the video of one Rodrigo’s installations