Nelson Dias-Lopes is a Bresilian painter living and working in Paris, France for a long time.
"I did'nt want to name the paintings because for me, painting is a silent art, the harmony between the painter and the canvas is always a tremendous pleasure !"
"I arrived to painting after working collage technique which was essential in my former work"
In 1989, his collages took depth with woods and cartons assemblies. Two years after Nelson leave the collage for the pure painting.
"Even I do not use collage technique anymore, when I paint, it potentially exists, I think collage"
Then his gesture loosens, the colours become brighter and the drawing important.
Nelson uses oil stick, a technique close to pastel, which creates grains and transparency to the colours.