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SUPERNATURAL | 2014
SUPERNATURAL is a multi-media series of art work divided in two lines of work: photography and acrylic and oil paintings on canvas. This series represents a personal journey of exploration and identty questioning in relation to Nature versus Technology, Man versus Machine, Analogic versus Digital, and our role as human beings within this new and ever changing landscapes, sugesting a return to a fearless and primordial state. The series is currently in exhibition at The Peach Gallery in Toronto, Canada. Please contact The Peach Gallery for purchasing information. www.thepeachgallery.com. Click here to see the exhibition's catalog.
STOLEN PORTRAITS | 2014
STOLEN PORTRAITS was created using discarted and forgoten materials. All protraits are made, using pictures from Facebook's accounts as references, without the account's owner's consent or knoledge. The paint used was from a key-chain size water-colour kit Milenna kept in a drawer since her childhood. This series is a comment o how Social Media is changing privacy and memory in our society. Click here to see the exhibition's catalog.
MATHS | 2013
MATHS | 2013
Oil painting series made in custom-made wooden canvas built by the artist.
A TROPICAL EMPIRE | 2013
Milenna C. Saraiva's 2013 series called A Tropical Empire consists of a series of 13 acrylic and oil paintings on canvases, 10 drawings on different kind of papers and a three installations, where the artist goes back in time to tell a story about her heritage and her country. Relying on imagery from the the time Brazil was a Colonial Empire, when the Portuguese made Brazil their exploration colony, the artist tries to find answers to the question “Why is Brazil is the way it is today?" - Exibition's Catalog - in Portuguese.
CODEX | 2011 - 2012
Muiti-media series using collage and oil painting. In this series the artist portraits the changes she was going through while moving back to Brazil, after living in the United States for over 14 years. Besides psychological representations of feelings the artist portraits the people who became permanent part of her life during these 14 years living abroad. //
Série multimídia usando uma mistura de técnicas e descobrimentos mágicos que muito de vez em quando acontecem no estúdio. Essa série e muito sobre o seu processo de criação, que e paralelo ao que tento transmitir. CODEX "Os códices (ou codex, da palavra em latim que significa "livro", "bloco de madeira").
HEX# | 2012
HEX# is the abreviation for hexadecimal. Each hexadecimal digit represents four binary digits (bits), and the primary use of hexadecimal notation is a human-friendly representation of binary-coded values in computing and digital electronics. In this series Milenna explores HEX colors on the canvases.
PSYCHOACTIVE RENDERINGS | 2010 - 2012
Each painting starts with a spill on paper. After that I close my eyes and randomly draw on the paper. Then I start looking for things in them, such as animals, monsters, feathers or whatever I see and draw them. After the images are done I name them. They are completely "right brain". It's the first time I try and create art work and not think about it at all....just let it happen.
PART HUMAN | 2009
Series created using Milenna's friends body parts. Painted on a bed of golden acrylic paint and sacred goemetry background, and images with oils in black and white. The artist speaks about human behavior and what parts of our real self are exposed and percieved by others.
MINIMAL LANDSCAPES | 2008
LOVE WILL LIFT YOU UP / LOVE WILL BRING YOU DOWN | 2007
FACES & PLACES | 2007
Series about the most visited places in Los Angeles by the artist, at the time. The portraits are of the people the artist used to personal train, while they were working out with her.
SELECTED EARLY WORKS | 2005 - 2002
Most art work here was produced while Milenna was in Art School, from 2002 through 2005 . All pieces have been sold.