Renê Nascimento has been exhibiting in galleries and public spaces in Brazil, United States and Europe for nearly 25 years. His work has been mentioned and honored in several art publications and collector’s books like ‘The 60 Artists of Minas Gerais’, ‘Fine Art, Belo Horizonte 100 Years’. Mr. Nascimento was born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He holds a Fine Arts Degree from Federal University of Minas Gerais – School of Fine Ars and studied in renowned art centers like Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, FAAP, São Paulo and The Artists League of New York.
“In my earlier years as an artist I was inspired by the culture of my state, Minas Gerais—this included Baroque architecture, landscapes, and still-lifes. Many of my early paintings reflected these themes. As I developed my technique I embraced a variety of themes, one of which is the “bicycle”—which I highlighted as an entity of its own. This theme has been embraced through the years from the mountains of Minas Gerais, to the channels of Amsterdam, and now the street of New York. I have been so inspired by the atmosphere of New York that many of my current paintings reflect the colors of New York in different venues. “–Rene Nascimento