About the Artist
A native of Brazil, Zé established a second home in the United States in 1990. Before his arrival in North America, Zé enjoyed success in Brazil as a trained architect specializing in private estates and creating highly stylized murals for them, which ultimately led to his passion for painting elaborate trompe-l'oeil and canvas paintings. An active participant in the Brazilian art scene, Zé has gained recognition in numerous expositions, such as, among others, the prestigious Salão de Arte Contemporânea in São Paulo, as well as the Salão de Artes Armando Vianna in Rio de Janeiro, and in the exposition Saguão do Diário de Mogi in São Paulo, which featured exclusively Zé's artwork. Zé continues to contribute to the artistic patrimony of his native country and has recently donated a series of canvas paintings depicting key biblical scenes to the Cathedral of São José in Severínia, São Paulo, which resulted in widespread media coverage. Zé is equally active in the local art scene of his second home of south Florida. Indeed, his artwork graces the walls of private estates, offices, and restaurants not only throughout the south Florida region but in New York and San Francisco as well. Zé has participated in three south Florida Junior League Show house events. For each he created distinctive trompe-l'oeil murals and his work has been featured in numerous local media venues, such as The Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald, and Ocean Drive magazine.
It is impossible to associate Zé's artwork with one genre. The technique and style he employs reflect a constant evolution in his artistic journey.