Tuike Souza is the artistic name of Arthur Henrique Souza, a Brazilian painter who has found in Barcelona the ideal place to develop his artistic production.
Interested in Street-art, architecture, minimalism and pop art, his works are a mixture of so many different influences as much as his cultural background is. Colour, shape and line are for Tuike the essential basis in which he follows his line work; his paintings, which are result of a gentle colour and shape synthesis, draw the human figure and pure lines in the two-dimensional space.
The study of colour, basis of Tuike’s works, makes every used tonality in his paintings unique, because, to get the desired one, the artist makes an artisanal preparation in which he mixes different acrylic colours to achieve the exact tone in this works. From grey tonalities, to orange, green and fuchsia, the work of Tuike Souza is filled with a vibrant joy for life represented through colour and line.
IN HIS OWN WORDS
“Through different techniques, my main practice points in my own work creation are line representation and colours. I started classifying colours that had to do with my affective past and elements which I add to the expressed concept in my pieces.
With street-art and pop-art influences, my work started gathering diversified characteristics and techniques: from linear spray on the wall to brush trace on the canvas, or from the object classification and conceptualization to the conversation and interpretation of the relation with the urban space.
In my work, the line representation of the human figure stops being and empiric element in my pieces to gain a bigger role being studied and classified as a main object. With Street-art and Pop-art influences, my work started joining diversified characteristics and techniques: from linear spray on the wall to brush trace on the canvas, or from the object classification and conceptualization to the conversation and interpretation of the relation with the urban space.”