OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, November 7 (3:00 to 8:00 pm)
At the age of 10 Lineu Zadereski discovered his passion for drawing. In the 90’s his mother held a job at a local Museum, Solar do Barao, in Curitiba, Brazil. In one of his visits to his mother at the museum, he managed to escape and ended up in the beautiful artist’s loft. At that time he was immediately taken away, right then he sealed his soul to the arts.
Zadereski hoped to discover a better world, so he packed his bags along with his dreams and moved to Lowell, Massachusetts, at the age of 19. Despite all the challenges of an immigrant he continued to follow his dreams. Even if he had graduated in lithography and English in Brazil, he enrolled at Middlesex Community College where he received his associate degree in Liberal Arts, Graphic Design.
He learned to paint mostly on his own. His subject matter is figural, with large geometric shapes defined by thick smooth black lines. There are recurring motifs such as abstract eyes (always with one winking), dotted areas signifying skin, and shoes indicating the directional motion of the figure. A belt on the figure completes the composition, tying the elements together with the artist’s signature. His hands were trained to follow strict rules, but his heart did not conform. His pursuit is something new and different. He loves seeing the differences and contrasts among individual people and he hopes to show the impact of their unique selves in the big world in these new paintings.
After expressing himself in many different styles and techniques he found acrylics to be the one that currently represents him best. His works are done with mixed media on canvas, hoping for a three-dimensional cubist space.
Zadereski finds influences in the work of Picasso, Dali, and Brazilian artists Portinari and Denise Roman. He says of his paintings, “I try to find the specific beauty of everyday people through color and line. My figures are always smiling. I want them to be happy and bold.” He cheerfully invites you to be taken away.