João Trindade's work examines the "secret structures'' embedded in nature and architecture, with trademark sweeping, bold lines that vanish into multiple perspectives. Recalling the Futurists and Vorticists who celebrated modernity almost a century ago, he produces both abstract works and ones with figures, sometimes haunting, using paint and mixed media. "I just keep falling in love with the foundation lines of the city and of the human body, over and over again,'' he says. His abstracts suggest futuristic cityscapes or industrial scenes. Figurative works layer in nudes or religious images. Working in acrylic, he sometimes layers in found items and newsprint, giving depth and accenting the plays on perspective coming from the lines that form the fabric of his work. The result is a dynamic swirl of images and commanding streaks of paint that pull the viewer's eye through the work.
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