Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato
Belo Horizonte – Minas Gerais, 1900 Belo Horizonte – Minas Gerais, 1995
Amadeo Lorenzato art training was rooted in Europe, marked with experiences ranging from academic education in painting and sculpture to bicycle trips to paint Eastern European landscapes. These experiences are reflected in Lorenzato´s style, a cohesive melding of different influences.
His works address themes related to everyday simplicity, landscapes, still lifes and portraits. It usually incorporates unusual materials such as wire mesh, wood and cardboard, or even plates, boxes and lamps onto which he paints. In his sculptural production, he predominantly used clay and, in larger works, cement. His sculptures are characterized by the economy of basic forms and essential lines, albeit with great intensity and expressive force.
As a painter and sculptor, he had several solo exhibitions dedicated to his work, particularly in the state of Minas Gerais, most notably 100 Years of Lorenzato, held in 2001 at the Alberto da Veiga Guignard Gallery in Belo Horizonte, MG.