Fans of artist Claudio Souza Pinto will now be able to sync music with his works of art. Soundwall, art that hangs on your wall and plays music wirelessly, has partnered with the famed Brazilian artist, to transform his paintings into hi-fidelity, self-contained speaker systems. These works can be purchased in the new Claudio Souza Pinto gallery on the Soundwall website.
Soundwall, art that hangs on your wall and plays music wirelessly, has partnered with artist Claudio Souza Pinto, to transform his paintings into hi-fidelity, self-contained speaker systems.
Claudio Souza Pinto, a self-described “romantic surrealist,” paints in a poetic language that talks, or plays, with the observer’s feelings as they examine people who are nothing but their clothes.
“I paint the clothes of human beings, because society only gives value to the appearance. The masks represent and camouflage behavior. I transform daily situations with a surrealist filter, creating fantastic and humorous images,” stated Souza Pinto.
Souza Pinto counts architect Yves Bayard among his fans, who designed the National Museum of Contemporary Arts in Nice. “Claudio’s paintings impress me for their freedom. He is a great master on happiness service,” Bayard said. Jacques Bral, the movie director awarded at the Cannes Film Festival, commented, “Claudio’s paintings have a fantastic realism and a visual discussion about melancholy and love. Sadness or happiness is always present in his paintings, even if in spirit.”
Painter, poet, humorist — the words used to describe Souza Pinto’s style by the artistic and intellectual communities of Paris — accurately translate this Brazilian’s fine art paintings, which transform daily situations into surreal, romantic and funny images. His work has been enchanting Brazilians and Europeans for years and is now on the threshold of being discovered by the American public as well and Soundwall offers them in a beautiful and functional way.
About the artist:
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1954, Claudio at the age of four began working in clay under the guidance of his uncle, the painter Bernardo Cid de Souza Pinto. He sold his own art whilst studying for a degree in industrial design at Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo. In 1990 Alan Aouizerate, the French art collector, fell in love with Souza Pinto’s work and invited him to exhibit at Le Bains and The Opera in Paris. He has since successfully exhibited internationally for many years. He lived in France and now in Brazil.