Antonio Dias is active/lives in Italy, Brazil. Antonio Dias is known for non objective, abstract painting, urban 'underbelly' symbolism.
Biography Antonio Dias
Born 1944 in Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil. Lives and works between Rio de Janeiro and Milan, Italy.
In 1957, when Antonio Dias moved to Rio de Janeiro with his family, he began working as a draughtsman and graphic designer, cultivating art as an autodidact in his spare time. In the early 1960s, Dias began frequenting the studio of Oswaldo Goeldi, the celebrated modernist printmaker, at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes.
Although Dias was grouped with the Brazilian new figuration, his practice is interwoven with the legacy of the concretist movement and the revolutionary impetus of tropicalia. While his early sculptural works contained an abstract geometric vocabulary, Dias’s training drew him to pap
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