Alvaro Naddeo

Brazilian artist who fuses the effortless fluidity of watercolours, with the graphic and unique composition of the world’s discarded treasures, Naddeo creates a strong, probing voice from the remnants of a consumerist society which is ‘both desirable and despicable’.

Casting the viewer into a thought-provoking twilight between creation and decay, Alvaro’s works are a stark criticism of a society addicted to waste, built on social inequality; and founded by greed. His paintings capture the spirit of a nomadic artist with an uncompromising view of the world. “The subject matter of my work is waste, overconsumption and social inequality. Trash and objects found in the street are valuable, and not only for aesthetic reasons.”