The motif is part of the duo Ste Marihan and Renata Chede first collaboration, the series Tropicalia. All works were painted during the beginning of summer while drinking wine.
Tropicalia is a fusion of two friends’ work. Both born in Brazil and based in the Netherlands, photographer Renata Chede and artist Ste Marihan have combined their expertise to explore the deep connection between the spirit of their home country and the Dutch lifestyle. Featuring domestic and social scenes, the series celebrates the strength and importance of connections when one finds themselves living somewhere they don’t have roots. Created by Ste drawing in oil pastel over Renata’s images, the surreal mixed media pieces depict moments filled with rainbows, imaginary fruits and high doses of bliss that will be remembered with joy.collab celebrates their friendship and the overcome of 7 cold winters far away from home.
Photograph painted on a 30x40cm primed paper with oil pastels. To add a custom handmade wooden frame click here.