Gute Brandao

The Alien Orifice

Arlington, Virginia

Gute was born in Belo-Horizonte, Brazil. He started out working as a trained weaver working with natural fibers, and then moved on to painting and drawing using natural pigments. He is a self taught artist with works represented in New York City, Baltimore, Chicago, and Richmond.

“First of all I would like to thank everyone involved in this project!! I decided to participate because I found extremely important meanings and idea of use of discarded materials, which can be very dangerous to our fragile environment. It was also, a challenge for me, I always used paper as my main support for my drawings and working on this material was very interesting, so, I guess that I did not chose to be involved on this project, instead I was chosen by it due to the message and idea of preserving the nature as well as the unconventional use of the materials chosen by the artists.”Gute Brandao