I love how Vital's collages can't possibly be old because of the newness and originality of their composition, but they look aged and worn like historic artifacts. He really places emphasis on this quality, and it's a really special detail.
Vital Lordelo a.k.a Dom Vital
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Describe your work in 10 words or less.
Surrealism, pop art, collective unconscious.
What do you like to work with (magazines, photographs, vintage)? Be specific!
Magazines (especially the old ones) and photographs.
How long have you been creating collages and what made you start?
I've started my work in 2005 and since then I have been continually in the process.
Are you solely an artist, or do you work in another profession?
I am an artist, but also work with pictures and show posters. But the art market (galleries, exhibitions and orders) doesn't give me the feedback I need to support myself.
Do you have any formal art training?
I took some drawing and oil painting classes but have never finished any of them.
Explain your favourite techniques.
I like the wear and the error. I like to make papers dirty, to tear and to crumple them up in order to turn them more into a texture support, rather than an image itself.
Describe your favourite piece ever created.
I can't point one right now, but it will appear someday. I think I am too young to have a favorite work.
What other artists do you admire?
Richard Hamilton, Modigliani, Van Gogh, Braque, Robert Rauschenberg, Nelson Leirner, Tide Hellmeister and Os Gêmeos