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The Inner Story - Caio Fonseca

https://Art2Life.com - Unlike most people, artists have this driving passion for never staying the same in their art. Even if what they make is tremendous or popular, they soon change. I freaking LOVE this about artists. I have it in me too. And even though I’m not entirely sure why I find such a deep connection with those who share this desire.

On this episode, I get to sit down with a hero of mine, Caio Fonseca. Over the years, he’s given me so much assurance about my own artistic path (unbeknownst to him). With over a lifetime of art-making, he’s demonstrated staying at the forefront of his art. He constantly pushes past where he has already remarkably been and moves forward to the edge of what he doesn’t quite know. This, of course, is the sweet spot in art-making. Above all the accolades, the gallery shows, the sales, and the followers…it is in these rare, but precious moments when you realize that you just made something that is you, but not TOO you. That right there is what it’s all about.

I just read that line and I don’t imagine that most people wouldn’t even get that, but no matter. This conversation is for the makers in this world. It’s for us. For YOU. Join me now for a glimpse into the grounded and poetic thinking of Caio Fonseca. An artist that shows us all how beautiful and poignant this art journey can be.

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LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…

Caio discusses his background and how he got started as an artist [2:49]

The artistic sweet spot, realism in abstract art, and finding balance before the paint dries [6:20]

Going beyond the canvas and the art of composition [11:54]

The emotion and mood of Caio’s work [17:04]

How Caio overcomes creative roadblocks and the logistics of his art-making [21:47]

The role of space and time in Caio’s paintings and giving yourself permission to experience your art [30:11] 

Where Caio is headed next [41:11]

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RESOURCES MENTIONED

Joaquín Torres-García (Artist): https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/joaquin-torres-garcia 

Caio Fonseca interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uc9tEcZ0JE&t=323s

Caio Fonseca at the Grace Building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORX_A9dX1Zc&t=68s

Creating the New Century Artist Profile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-lQC02OB9k

Painter: Caio Fonseca (Film): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/painterfilm/651702742

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MUSIC LINKS

MATTINATA sonatina palindroma alla quarta, Caio Fonseca 2016 *Score: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny0qD1WiGYg 

MATTINATA sonatina palindroma alla quarta,  Caio Fonseca 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2gMhAqTyNM 

STRING QUARTET No. 1   Caio Fonseca (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHXMTNiLUL8 

Etude No.1 , Caio Fonseca 2019 (1/7) *Score: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypsvtNR5SRs&list=PLyxGwHBgs5lhMbwakUQeYsOCZ_e9D9EIg 

Etude No.1, Caio Fonseca 2019 - (Elizabeth Pridgen, Pianist): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuKv6i5UL24&list=PLyxGwHBgs5lgNF7TwFWHpb7HFgBxx9Tua 

 

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caiofonsecastudio/

Website: http://www.caiofonseca.com/

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