BONO, NELSON MANDELA, NAOMI CAMPBELL, SOCCER PLAYER RONALDO AND THE LATE AMY WINEHOUSE. BESIDES FAME AND RECOGNITION, THESE PEOPLE HAVE A COMMON INTEREST: AT SOME POINT THEY HAVE DISPLAYED PIECES OF ART CREATED BY ZILANDO FREITAS, A BRAZILIAN ARTIST WHOSE CAREER NEEDS TO BE WATCHED.
Born in 1965, in Sao Paulo, Zilando started painting in early 90’s, using acrylic paint on canvas to create abstract paintings that portray the culture, the behavior and the lifestyle of big cities around the world.
Since then, he’s been constantly exhibiting his artwork in museus, art galleries and art shows. In 2004 Zilando created a technique using fabric knots on metal plates to recreate impressive country flags, logos and abstract images. Bright colors, always dominant on the pieces, reflect the artist’s personality and his positive vibe. Freitas also has a social work project in Sao Paulo, offering low-income families opportunities to develop their creativity and accomplish some of their dreams.