(1950 - ) Born in Andradina, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sarro´s artistic career started in 1972 when he used to work as a carpenter, a bricklayer, then with some graphic material and finally when he visited the Museum of Portinari in a small city called Brodowski, in the countryside of the state of São Paulo. read more
His first paintings were similar to Portinari´s, but quite soon there were also traces of Picasso and Mexican Diego Rivera. Then Sarro created his own style. Today, after having painted for more than 30 years, his art is acclaimed and already classified at the same level as masters such as Rivera, Orozco, Siqueros and Brazilian artists like Portinari and Gruber.
Sarro´s art is strong and clearly objective. In this aspect, he is neither traditional nor a destroyer of tradition. As Marc Chagall, he usually portrays the images of a little village and uses the ordinary people he meets in his neighborhood to create his paintings. That’s probably why his paintings of Indian women, black women, farm workers, mothers with their children, street vendors, house cleaners and vagabonds are so touching. Strong hands and big bare feet represent the life struggle they have to face every day.
Sarro also wanted to make his art available to the majority of people who cannot afford to visit galleries and museums, he started to create monumental sculptures related to the same themes used in his paintings, and they are now ornaments in public places. The artist’s distinctive technique also makes their construction possible at very low cost. Sarro has already built monumental sculptures in more than 100 public places.
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