Exposição Encontro do Sol com a Lua no Farol da Barra - Solisluna 30 anos

Exhibition Encounter of the Sun with the Moon at Farol da Barra in Salvador, Bahia.

Exhibition carried out by Solisluna, on display in the temporary exhibition room, at the Nautical Museum of Bahia

As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations, Solisluna Editora is holding the Encounter of the Sun with the Moon Exhibition , on view until December 17th, at the Museu Náutico da Bahia, Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra, in Salvador. The inauguration was on Thursday (16) and was attended by authors, friends and partners, as well as artists whose works are on display.

The Encontro do Sol com a Lua Exhibition is the result of the illustration competition produced by the publisher, also in the wake of the commemorative events. Brazilian and foreign visual artists participated and, in the end, 30 works were chosen. The exhibition has an online version on the website.

The theme ' Encounter of the sun with the moon ' encouraged Bruna Martins, 27 years old, from São Paulo, to participate in the competition: “It's an event full of different mythologies, beliefs and symbolisms, and it was something that brought me several ideas and images right away. from start! Furthermore, I thought it was a good opportunity to expand my work if I was selected.” Graduated in architecture and urbanism, she came in third place and attended the opening of the exhibition.
Illustrators

Also present at the event were the selected artists Cajila Barbosa, Lara Robatto, Esteban Vivaldi and Tamara Noel.

The winner of the competition, Bruno de Almeida, 28, was unable to attend, but is full of expectations. Born in Muzambinho, in the interior of Minas Gerais, the designer believes that the exhibition is a great opportunity for his art to reach more people: “I'm very happy to be able to occupy a space accessible to the public. Visibility for an author's work is very important, but my greatest happiness is being able to imagine that so many other people can get to know this work. The democratization of art and my own work is the expectation for this new phase.”

Since visual arts college, completed in 2006, Letícia Graciano, 37, from Sorocaba (SP), had the dream of being an illustrator. Her professional career followed the path of education, but now that she was selected second, she intends to invest more in the area. “I believe that, combined with other events in life, it works as a strength to continue in the profession, continue doing and studying illustration”.

Pedro Silvio Campos' art was so interesting that the judges had to create the Special Jury Prize category. About to complete his graphic design course, the 26-year-old has many plans for his career from now on: “The initiative of this competition is fundamental, as it allows the market to get to know different illustrative artists, and opens doors to new connections and exchanges. I also believe that the competition can contribute to the publication of authorial books that I have in my drawer.”

SUCCESS

Solisluna's creative partner, Valéria Pergentino confesses that people's participation in the contest was surprising. There were 419 registered. “Our expectations were the best and included reaching a large number of illustrators, after all, the proposal was international in scope and all cultures in the world have their stories and myths about the sun and the moon. However, the results were beyond expectations”, he guarantees. “It was cool to see the boldness of the artists, as well as the transcendence of the theme in the works presented. We identified more than 25 types of techniques used, all with high quality”, he celebrates.

 

THE JURY

The thirty works in the Encontro do Sol com a Lua Exhibition were selected by a specialized jury, made up of professionals from the publishing house - Valéria Pergentino; visual artist Enéas Guerra and designer Elaine Quirelli; and by visual artists Goya Lopes, Ciça Fittipaldi and Rico Lins.

Veteran of the visual arts, Goya Lopes was happy with what she saw: “So much creativity together, spread throughout the world! The work was very significant. The level was high, with a lot of diversity. Everyone within the theme, but each with their own narrative, with their specific characteristics. They were committed to the competition”, highlighted the designer and illustrator, who took a closer look at the works on display.

Having worked in the area for 50 years, Ciça Fittipaldi celebrated the invitation to be part of the jury: “ I thought it was very nice to celebrate the publisher's anniversary in this way. I felt happy and honored to have been invited to participate in this moment of joy, celebration, and memory.” The quality of the submitted works also caught the attention of the experienced illustrator: “I was very impressed by the mastery of the use of digital tools by older people, but, mainly, the mastery of non-digital languages ​​by people who paint, who draw a lot well, regardless of the existence of computer programs. That was really cool to watch.” The average age of participants was 40 years old.

Responsible for illustrating works by Brazilian children's literature medallions, such as Ana Maria Machado and Ruth Rocha, in addition to his own books, Rico Lins' biggest difficulty was selecting just 30 drawings. “The approaches were very different. They were not antagonistic, but complementary. The challenge was to define a strategy to choose between so many works, because the participation was immense, and I had to do it without getting lost. I think in the end we did it. I was very pleased with the result.”

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