Artist Spotlight: Daniela Viçoso

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Art / Inspiration

Sometimes in our lives we get the rare chance to meet someone that we know will go far. Someone whose talent and sparkling personality speaks for itself.

When I was around 13 years of age, I met Daniela as part of a group from an online forum. Later on I found out I was going to attend the same University as her, albeit in different courses, and was ecstatic. I’ve always admired her as an artist and as a person; despite being 22, only a year older than me, Daniela’s art pushes boundaries and is completely unapologetic, basking in bright colours and making mocking use of usually taboo themes like religion and homosexuality. She is a Painting major from the Faculty of Fine Arts from the University of Lisbon and most of her work is on canvas, but she can work anywhere and with anything and has recently made a very beautiful and adorable comic, again picking up themes of mythology.

Daniela has a great knowledge of legends and lore from almost every culture and includes it in her art, whether as characters or smaller details, and her work is often filled with inspiration drawn from virtually everywhere. The themes of folklore, mythology and lore and very interesting to me and this is partly why I’ve always loved her art. Also, how can you resist the ridiculously bright acid colours?

You can follow Daniela’s work on her Tumblr. She is an active artist and posts often!

You can also contact her directly via e-mail at [ danielamvferreira@gmail.com ]

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The Author

24-year-old Portuguese girl. Bilingual English, fluent in Italian. BA in Fashion Communication. MUA with a proper diploma! MA Creative Media student. Globetrotter and shopaholic, can't seem to be able throw away menswear magazines. Has a serious mental problem when it comes to buying photography books and is working towards being a part of the fashion industry.

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