Dedé Lins

Salvador de Bahía, Brasil, 1972.

Period of residence in Piramidón: since July 2021.

Work: Artist and self-taught graphic designer Dedé Lins (Renato Lins) lives and works between Brazil and Spain. He earned a degree in Social Communication from the Catholic University of Salvador (1996) and a postgraduate degree in graphic design from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (1998). In the late 90s, he moved to Barcelona, where he collaborated with various local artists and designers and began developing his work in painting. Since 2006, he has been living in transit between Brazil and Spain, in a process of continuous displacement and catalyst of great aesthetic and conceptual freedom.

His work is marked by heterogeneity, whether it be aesthetic, conceptual, material, or procedural. His pieces have global elements connected with personal influences, a frequent interconnection of apparently antagonistic worlds that become complementary. Using drawing for symbolic, systematic, and synthesizing purposes, Dedé provokes a geometric dialogue of lines and colors, the result of the fusion of contemporary influences such as design, fashion, pop art, and street art. The result is pop and graphic images, with an ethnic, urban, and technological flair. His recent production is marked above all by the encounter of two theoretically parallel universes: digital and analog. Concepts and materials that are often perceived as opposites, but that become "one" in the artistic object, coexist naturally through Dedé's modus operandi. Aesthetically, he is influenced by African art, very present in the Afro-Brazilian culture of Bahia, and bears influences of minimalism and refined simplicity, although unconsciously, of the concrete Brazilian heritage.

Latest exhibitions:

  • Cor Apropiada, Galería Arte Hall, Sao Paulo 2019.
  • Geometrías urbanas, Galería Zielinsky, Barcelona, 2019.
  • Entrelinhas, Galería Arte Hall, Sao Paulo (2018).



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