Luminosity

Window Art Display | Little Saigon

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Black Owned
Latina / Latino / Latinx Owned
Women Owned

Amália’s intense use of color can be traced back to her years of growing up in Brazil, where color was a day-to-day experience. It was ingrained in everything that surrounded her, from the color of the houses to the clothes she would wear. Her interest is primarily in exploring colors and their relationships with one another in simplified form. In manipulating colors, she tries to establish with clarity their relations to geometric or spontaneous organic forms. As she shapes her work, variations occur from painting to painting, with layers of paint yielding unexpected hues and shapes. The forms have secondary value within the frame of the composition, but are an integral part of it. Through the interaction of colors and the shapes they take, she aims to disconnect the viewer from any preconceptions about imagery—in other words, to encourage viewers to take the paintings as they are rather than read any figurative meaning into them.

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