CAC Artist Interview:
Geraldo Netto recalls his first ventures in art as a young boy in Brazil, where he spent hours daily drawing every page from a book about Michelangelo. “I like to think of him as my first teacher.”
Now, Geraldo is known for his own mysterious, mixed-media paintings and their sfumato, dreamscape-like qualities. “I want to let you think about what is there. I just give some detail and controlled, subtle color.” Since the pandemic began, and with everyone stuck at home, Geraldo has aspired for his paintings to offer an escape – a warm, safe place to wander.
Preferring to work large-scale, his paintings give hints of winding roads, trees and reflections on water. “I love landscapes. I want to put my own emotion and mystery behind each piece, to make it like a daydream destination.”
When not painting, this Renaissance man likes to spend his time learning about cooking, design and wood working. “I like to learn everyday and I like to build things. Cooking is my favorite thing besides painting.” Some more recent projects, outside of painting, range from making furniture, to chandeliers and his very own pizza oven.