Atelier - A Show of New Work by
On view now thru February 18th.
at Mount Dora Center for the Arts
by Christine Cole
Before he begins working on a piece of art, Edson Campos needs an established jumping-off point.
In "Atelier," the elaborate charcoal drawing that gives the new exhibit at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts its title, that point is the studio, or "atelier," of influential French sculptor Antoine Bourdelle.
"I use his studio to place myself," the Central Florida artist said.
By choosing to insert a self-portrait in his depiction of the studio, Campos allies himself with the Bourdelle's symmetry of composition, his precise geometry of architecture as well as his spirit of creativity.
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Edson is a favorite of the Coconut Grove Art Festival having come in first place several times. His over the top large scale Renaissance revival paintings wow every audience in a marvelous, aggrandizing way. His figure work is done with such old school craft; Edson's skills as a painter is of the highest caliber.
Edson Campos website