Antonio Souza (1957), a self-taught Brazilian artist, lives and maintains a studio in the town of Praia Grande, São Paulo. His works are often striking combinations of abstract and expressionism, by way of the figurative. Primarily in acrylic, Antonio’s art features unique perspectives and a larger than life attitude.
His contemporary artworks depict everyday life filled with symbolic elements, entirely thought-provoking and understandable by the observer; rich in social commentary and meaning for those who wish to interpret them. This award-winning artist’s works are much sought after. His art is regularly exhibited around the world. Antonio has been exhibiting his works since the early 90’s beginning at the Annual Salon of Plastic Arts in Praia Grande where he won the Medal of Honor for Merit in 1993. A solo exhibition followed at the Banco do Brasil Boqueirão, in Santos. Art Collectives at the Patricia Galvão Collective Gallery in 1996. In 2019 he participated in the Individual Exhibition, Solo - Muito Alem da Praia - Held at Galeria Heitor Penteado - Prod. Ana Costa- Gonzaga- Santos and at the XX HALL OF Fine Arts - Galeria Heitor Penteado-Prodesan.
“The invigorating elements that are presented in my work relate to my region of Baixada Santista or Porto de Santos bridges; concrete elements of the Favela or buildings that present an urban chaos, my desire is to capture the dynamic forces that are changing our way of life."