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An Interview with Javier Santamaria

posted by Avia Wiseman | filed under Cool Art Finds |


After selling many of his paintings last week, and receiving very enthusiastic feedback from customers, Artsumo decided to interview Colombian artist Javier Santamaria. We asked him to share with us some of his inspirations, and his thoughts about being an artist.

Javier Santamaria is a visual artist based in Bogotá, Colombia. He works mainly with painting and digital media. Through his academic studies he obtained a knowledge of classical and contemporary painting, mixed media, airbrush, graphic art, and photography. Santamaria has exhibited his works in various group shows in Colombia, as well as in many solo shows, beginning in 2007, at Kether Worldwide in Bogotá.


An Interview with Katia Dutra Kimieck

posted by Avia Wiseman | filed under Cool Art Finds |

Katia and three paintings

Katia Kimieck was recently featured on Art Sumo - with all three of her paintings selling within moments of posting to the site. Katia is an extraordinary artist from Brazil who wakes up every morning eager to reveal what a blank canvas can hold.

Katia graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Paraná with a degree in Fine Arts and a specialization in Graphic Expression. She is a member of the Professional Association of Visual Artists of Paraná, and is also a private art teacher. Katia’s style of painting is very distinctive, and during her interview with Art Sumo, she shared how this style came to be, and even sent us some photos of her latest work!


Sao Paulo, Brazil: A Town Covered in Art

posted by Naysawn Naderi | filed under Cool Art Finds |

A few months ago, I found myself in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I totally fell in love with the country, and I'm still not sure why I haven't decided to live there. How can one not become enamored eating like a king (Brazilian Churrascarias give you a diagram of the cow and ask you to pick your own slab!), getting whiplash from having my eyes drawn in every direction leaving the hotel, all while listening to the sounds of samba?

In addition to all this loveliness, I was blown away by the amount of art on display everywhere in town. It seems that Brazilians have really taken to graffiti art and any spare section of wall is covered with something gorgeous sprayed on. My Brazilian friends explained that the government regularly plans to cover them with art since there is generally an agreement that if it is already painted on, no local hell raisers will seek to tag their names on it.


About us

Hello. I'm Naysawn, founder of Art Sumo. Art Sumo makes it easier to learn about other cultures and get art in far to reach places. These are some of our thoughts on the art world.