Rafael Guerra 

Visual Artist 

96319b_37b0458be2dc46de8a0ddf751150d118_mv2_d_1969_2174_s_2.webp
RAFAEL GUERRA.jpeg

“A love for nature and for the natural world is my greatest source of inspiration. The connection we have to the world we live in, and the influences it has on us, through senses, feelings, emotions, time, is a source of joy to me. We tell tales, create myths and live adventures to connect with our world, our past, our spirits, and write our own histories. I paint moments of both the natural and of our world to immerse myself in that joy, and tell my own stories."

domain.png

guerraart.com/

Rafael Guerra was born in 1987 in Recife, on the northeast coast of Brazil. Being one of the oldest and largest cities in Brazil, Recife is a cultural centre, where Guerra grew up exploring an affinity to art from a young age. He first majored in Biology at University, but his love for art made him move to Italy, where he began his studies in Drawing and Painting at The Florence Academy of Art (FAA), then leaving Biology behind and investing in a future as a painter.

 

During his time at the Academy, his work received different prizes, one of which allowed him, after his graduation in 2012, to study and work alongside the Director Daniel Graves in his studio in Florence, whilst also taking on the role of assistant teacher in the FAA Intensive Drawing Program for one year. After fully graduating, in 2013, Guerra taught for 2 years at the FAA, before moving to Finland, where he currently lives and works, having a private studio in the city of Loviisa. He also works from his private studio in Brazil, in the coastal city of Olinda. Following his passion for Nature and Culture, he tries to dedicate his time painting between these two countries, believing these two different environments are sources of great inspiration.

 

Guerra has exhibited his work in Brazil, Italy, England and Finland. On his work, Guerra tends to be influenced by his love for nature, for tales and myths, and fantasy related aspects of life. He draws inspiration from the nature around him, especially in forest-covered Finland, where he spends most of his time. His works reflect this passion for natural things, incorporating aspects of a rustic, natural life, with vibrant dramatic colours portraying the beauty of the natural world.

96319b_ae3073638f394126a15a7f6593d91b45.webp
96319b_0da24c43c2bc4c04bf4dfbc3b24c0ba3_mv2_d_1905_2893_s_2.webp
96319b_44f029ec84b047cead3a7a895234a0bf_mv2_d_1394_3002_s_2.webp
96319b_59bc0ead9ac241a597f26b9645c35031_mv2.webp
96319b_e532ba9013ac4dd9a20a5f50a470a4f9_mv2_d_3168_1840_s_2.webp
96319b_379e6f14146842d0add00826550eb544_mv2.webp
96319b_df20edb77f224fefb11c2d7a1da8a594_mv2.webp
96319b_18d6611fcfd44a13b267bb46c1eb4863_mv2_d_3062_2378_s_2.webp