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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.

Mindful (2014)
Mindful (2014)

Oil and acrylic on canvas 100x60cm Private collection - Toronto, CN

Flow 1 (2014)
Flow 1 (2014)

Acrylic and pencil on canvas 100x100cm Available for purchase at The Peach Gallery

Flow 2
Flow 2

Acrylic and pencil on canvas 100x100cm Available for purchase at The Peach Gallery

Melancholic Selfie (2014)
Melancholic Selfie (2014)

Acrylic on canvas 100x100cm Available for purchase at The Peach Gallery

Only a Kiss (2014)
Only a Kiss (2014)

Acrylic on canvas 100x100cm Available for purchase at The Peach Gallery

Art Exit
Art Exit

Acrylic and oil on canvas 156 x 245 cm Private collection - Toronto, CN

Elephantides (2014)
Elephantides (2014)

Acrylic on canvas 100x100cm Available for purchase at The Peach Gallery

Cervidae (2014)
Cervidae (2014)

Acrylic on canvas 100x100cm Available for purchase at The Peach Gallery

Samambaia High-tech (2014)
Samambaia High-tech (2014)

Acrylic on canvas 100x100cm Available for purchase at The Peach Gallery

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

Ana Cristina
Ana Cristina

Water-color on paper 43x28cm

Charlie
Charlie

Water-color on paper 43x28cm

Marcia
Marcia

Water-color on paper 43x28cm

Milenna
Milenna

Water-color on paper 43x28cm

Karina
Karina

Water-color on paper 43x28cm

Tobias
Tobias

Water-color on paper 43x28cm

Karine
Karine

Water-color on paper 43x28cm

Jackie
Jackie

Water-color on paper 43x28cm

Aline
Aline

Water-color on paper 43x28cm

 

MATHS | 2013

Oil painting series made in custom-made wooden canvas built by the artist. 

Original sketch for the series
Original sketch for the series

sold

Her, 2013
Her, 2013

Oil on wood canvas 24"x 24" Available for purchase

Analógica, 2013
Analógica, 2013

Oil on wood canvas 12"x 12" (sold)

Pyramids I, 2013
Pyramids I, 2013

Oil on wood canvas 16"x 32" (sold)

Pyramids II, 2013
Pyramids II, 2013

Oil on wood canvas 16"x 32" (sold)

Volatile, 2013
Volatile, 2013

Oil on wood canvas 16"x 24" (sold)

Contact, 2013
Contact, 2013

Oil on wood canvas 22"x 22" Available for purchase

(R)Evolution, 2013
(R)Evolution, 2013

Oil on wood canvas 12"x 12" (sold)

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. 

Tropical Empire, 2013
Tropical Empire, 2013

Oil on wood 24"x 20" SOLD private collection - Los Angeles, CA.

Ora Pois, 2013
Ora Pois, 2013

Acrylic and oil on canvas 40"x 40" SOLD private collection - Toronto, CN.

Vera Cruz Island,  2013
Vera Cruz Island, 2013

Acrylic and oil on canvas 40"x 40" SOLD private collection - Toronto, CN.

Watch The Throne, 2013
Watch The Throne, 2013

Acrylic and oil on canvas 40"x 40" Available for purchase

Maria, 2013
Maria, 2013

Acrylic and oil on canvas 40"x 40" Available for purchase

Pau Brazil, 2013
Pau Brazil, 2013

Acrylic and oil on canvas 24"x 40" SOLD private collection - Toronto, CN.

Baptized, 2013
Baptized, 2013

Acrylic and oil on canvas 40"x 40" SOLD private collection - Toronto, CN.

Tordesilhas, 2013
Tordesilhas, 2013

Acrylic and oil on canvas 24"x 24"x24" SOLD private collection - Toronto, CN.

Isabel, 2013
Isabel, 2013

Acrylic and oil on canvas 40"x 40" Available for purchase

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").

 

Metamorphosis, 2012
Metamorphosis, 2012

Mixed media on canvas 33"x16.5" SOLD private collection - Toronto, CN.

Occupy Your Mind, 2012
Occupy Your Mind, 2012

Mixed media on canvas 24"x 36" Available for purchase

Cocoon, 2012
Cocoon, 2012

Mixed media on canvas 36"x 24" Sold private collection - São Paulo, BR.

Idea, 2012
Idea, 2012

Mixed media on canvas 24" SOLD private collection - São Paulo, BR.

Vermis, 2012
Vermis, 2012

Mixed media on canvas 32"x 32" SOLD private collection - São Paulo, BR

Solitude, 2012
Solitude, 2012

Mixed media on canvas 40"x 40" Available for purchase

A & M, 2012
A & M, 2012

Mixed media on canvas 48"x 48" SOLD private collection - Toronto, CN.

Frank, 2012
Frank, 2012

Mixed media on canvas 24"x 48" SOLD private collection - Los Angeles, USA

Jackie, 2012
Jackie, 2012

Mixed media on canvas 24"x 36" SOLD private collection - Los Angeles, USA

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.

 
Phases, 2012
Phases, 2012

Oil on canvas 32"x 32" SOLD private collection - Los Angeles, USA

Solaris, 2012
Solaris, 2012

Oil on canvas 32"x 32" Available for purchase

Humming, 2012
Humming, 2012

Oil on canvas 40"x 40" Available for purchase

HEX# 073bfb+c2cdf5+fbf807, 2012
HEX# 073bfb+c2cdf5+fbf807, 2012

Oil on canvas 24" of diameter SOLD

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HEX#blue.jpg

Oil on canvas 28" of diameter SOLD

HEX# 066d1a, 2012
HEX# 066d1a, 2012

Oil on canvas 16"x24" SOLD

HEX#1f07d0+16d007, 2012
HEX#1f07d0+16d007, 2012

Oil on canvas 11"x15" SOLD

HEX#f60829+74f1d2+fdee03, 2012
HEX#f60829+74f1d2+fdee03, 2012

Oil on canvas 11"x15" SOLD

HEX#210637+c80c22, 2012
HEX#210637+c80c22, 2012

Oil on canvas 12"of diameter SOLD

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.

 
Hit Back Heart Attack, 2012
Hit Back Heart Attack, 2012

Mixed media on canvas 24"x 36" SOLD

Lost in Translation, 2012
Lost in Translation, 2012

Mixed media on cold press paper 34" x 20" Available for purchase

Are you Coming?, 2011
Are you Coming?, 2011

Acrylic and Ink on Paper 26"x 34" sold

One With the Human Face, 2011
One With the Human Face, 2011

Acrylic and Ink on Paper 26"x 34" sold

Dirty Mouth, 2012
Dirty Mouth, 2012

Watercolor and ink on paper 22" x 18" sold

Endless Bleeding Journey, 2011
Endless Bleeding Journey, 2011

Acrylic and Ink on Paper 16" x 20" Available for purchase

Make a Wish, 2011
Make a Wish, 2011

Watercolor and ink on paper 26" x 20" sold

Thoughts Come and Go, 2011
Thoughts Come and Go, 2011

Watercolor and ink on paper 18" x 20" Available for purchase

Islands, 2013
Islands, 2013

40"x 30" Ink and acrylic on coldpress paper commissioned piece sold

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. 

 
Flying to Me, 2009
Flying to Me, 2009

Acrylic and oil on wood 36"x 12" Only middle piece available

Part Human, 2009
Part Human, 2009

Acrylic and oil on canvas 38" x 38" sold

Part Human Part Warrior, 2009
Part Human Part Warrior, 2009

Acrylic and oil on canvas 11" x 16" sold

Part Human Part Internet Whore, 2009
Part Human Part Internet Whore, 2009

Acrylic and oil on canvas 20"x 11" Available for purchase

Part Human Part Clean Freak, 2009
Part Human Part Clean Freak, 2009

Acrylic and oil on canvas 6" x 6" sold

Part Human Part Free Bird, 2009
Part Human Part Free Bird, 2009

Acrylic and il on canvas 16" x 11" sold

Part Human Part Love Slave, 2009
Part Human Part Love Slave, 2009

Acrylic and il on canvas 36" x 24" sold

Part Human Part Facebook Stalker
Part Human Part Facebook Stalker

2009 Acrylic and il on canvas 8" x 12" sold

Part Human Part Good Witch, 2009
Part Human Part Good Witch, 2009

Acrylic and il on canvas 8"x 10" sold

MINIMAL LANDSCAPES | 2008

 
My Unexpected Life Changing Gift
My Unexpected Life Changing Gift

2008 Oil on canvas 36" x 24" sold

Ten Years of Solitude, But I'm Still
Ten Years of Solitude, But I'm Still

...Not Frozen, 2008 Oil on canvas 24" x 30" sold

Last Attempt to Scape From it, 2009
Last Attempt to Scape From it, 2009

Oil on canvas 36" x 24 Available for purchase

Our Alternate Reality Collides (Into
Our Alternate Reality Collides (Into

...Our Parallel Life's), 2009 Oil on canvas 20 "x 16" sold

Subject to Change, 2009
Subject to Change, 2009

Oil on canvas 36" x 18" sold Donated to AIDS Life Cycle Benefit Auction.

Our Meaning/ radiance, 2009
Our Meaning/ radiance, 2009

Oil on canvas 24" x 36" sold

Tristeza Não Tem Fim, Felicidade Sim
Tristeza Não Tem Fim, Felicidade Sim

2009 Oil on canvas 24"x 36" Available for purchase

When The Sun, 2008
When The Sun, 2008

Oil on canvas 24" x 36" sold

Voici Mon Secret, 2009
Voici Mon Secret, 2009

Oil on canvas 60" x 36" commissioned piece - sold

LOVE WILL LIFT YOU UP / LOVE WILL BRING YOU DOWN  | 2007

 
The Greatest Let Go, 2007
The Greatest Let Go, 2007

Mixed Media on canvas 48"x 48" sold

TheBig Bang, 2007
TheBig Bang, 2007

Mixed media 36" x 24" sold

Uncertainty, 2007
Uncertainty, 2007

Oil and acrylic and collage on canvas 36" x 36" sold

Similarities, 2007
Similarities, 2007

Oil on canvas 36" x 12" sold

Similarities II, 2007
Similarities II, 2007

Oil on canvas 36" x 12" sold

Tempo, 2007
Tempo, 2007

Oil on canvas 24" x 11" sold

Unison, 2007
Unison, 2007

Oil on canvas 20" x 36" Available for purchase

True Colors, 2007
True Colors, 2007

Oil and collage on canvas 10" x 20" sold

Reject The Unknown, 2007
Reject The Unknown, 2007

Oil on canvas 38" x 24" sold

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. 

 
Ordem & Progresso, 2007
Ordem & Progresso, 2007

Mixed media Painting installation: 27 canvases 144" x 180" Private collection - Seattle, USA.

La Cienega & Wilshire, 2007
La Cienega & Wilshire, 2007

sold

San Vincente & La Cienega, 2007
San Vincente & La Cienega, 2007

sold

Robertson & Olympic, 2007
Robertson & Olympic, 2007

sold

Sunset & La Cienega, 2007
Sunset & La Cienega, 2007

sold

La Brea & Sta Monica, 2007
La Brea & Sta Monica, 2007

sold

Robertson & Santa Monica, 2007
Robertson & Santa Monica, 2007

sold

Wilshire & Fairfax, 2007
Wilshire & Fairfax, 2007

sold

Franklin & La Brea, 2007
Franklin & La Brea, 2007

sold

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. 

 
Mirror Mirror, 2003
Mirror Mirror, 2003

Oil on canvas 48" x 36" sold *Number and signed art prints available.

What?, 2002
What?, 2002

Mixed media on canvas 72" x 48" sold

I See
I See

sold

The Last Drop
The Last Drop

sold

Purefy
Purefy

sold

sold

First, 2004
First, 2004

sold

Spiritualized, 2005
Spiritualized, 2005

Stolen

Bloom
Bloom

sold

COMMISSIONED WORKS | on going 

 
Infinity (2013)
Infinity (2013)

Acrylic and oli on canvas 20"x16" SOLD

The Jet Setter, 2011
The Jet Setter, 2011
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Islands (2013)
Islands (2013)

Watercolor, acrylic, pen on cold-press paper 30"x40" SOLD

Islands (2103)
Islands (2103)

Watercolor, acrylic, pen on cold-press paper 30"x40" SOLD