Rafael Alonso

Born in Niterói in 1983, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. 

He has a degree in Painting and currently doing his PhD in Visual Languages at the School of Fine Arts at UFRJ. He is a professor in the Set Design department at the School of Theater at UNIRIO. In his works, he proposes negotiations between his daily life and his artistic practice - he investigates the possibilities of articulation between everyday experience and painting. Alonso is experimenting fields of action for color, form and gesture while painting is not removed from his critical model of reflecting on his time and place.