Artwork above titled Mãe do menino
Born in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais in 1997, Luise Eru first got into art when he was a teenager after witnessing those around him create digital 3D art during a computer graphics course he was partaking in. From then, he embarked on a journey to discover his distinctive style, and soon enough, he stumbled upon collages. From then, he incorporated it into his artwork, creating his particular niche of creativity.
Eru’s artwork features eccentric collages, weaving images of vivid flowers between dark silhouettes and emotive expressions. The abrupt contrast between the spectrums of the colour wheel adds some warmth and comfort where there may initially be darkness or sadness, formulating a whirlwind of emotions. “My collages are a form of protest where I try to convey the feelings created by my experiences. I seek to digitally represent the unreality of my emotions, not knowing how to categorise them”, says Eru. He focuses his work on the emotions he feels in never really leaving his city, the fear of being condemned to stay in forever, and not being able to see colours of the different seasons in various landscapes without having the brightness of a canvas on his face. Ultimately, Eru creates something that his imagination later transcends into emotion in his work.
Artwork above titled James 1.2
“I am dreaming of the best I can be without caring what they say because my art is mine. I do it. I see what I see and it’s what I try to say without knowing how. This is the presentation of my work as a young artist who is starting his career and wants to learn from this pagan God who consumes his entrails”.
Eru takes pride in his work and is not overly fussed over earning a living from his art at this moment. For the first time, he participated in an art fair in a cultural resistance space called Luiz Estrela in Belo Horizonte. Eru marks this as one of the happiest days of his life as, although he didn’t sell any artwork, he had the support of his family and took onboard compliments of people he met and would be working with in the future. “As a young black man living in political chaos that seems like hatred has created a profile, I try to create strong images that make people think that in Brazil, the Black population is the majority but also the most marginalised by the state that kills them”.