Camila Freixo. Former Brooklyn resident now temporarily based in my home city Sao Paulo, Brazil. I am a visual artist, lately focused on drawing and digital illustration. Very much inspired by artists such as Basquiat, Alice Neel and Egon Schiele. Got an Associate's degree on graphic design and illustration at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and I am now finishing my studies at the Universidade das Belas Artes in Brazil. I am not concerned in reaching perfection through my work, I am however, interested in staying true to it and to myself. Disconnected and disordered lines are the main characters in my work conjointly with the caotic representation of the woman's body.
This body of work represents different ways which today's society has made me feel throughout my life as a young woman: Paralized, connected, strong, silent, sad and isolated. At times I've felt connected to other women trough conversations which we shared similar experiences; I've felt paralized and isolated when I've been taken my right to speak my mind or wear what I wanted; Strong, when I own up my femininity; Silent and sad when all the talks and discussions begin to tire me. I represent the female body as the one that I know better then any, my own. This body is not obviously sexual, it does not represent "the norm". This body showcases, however, every criticism that I have once received from different people, from different genders. This is body is not afraid to be disproportionate, it is not afraid to not be shaved, it is not afraid to have expressions, it is not afraid to be emotionless at times either. This body will outlive slutshamming, it will overcome sharp and harsh attacks. This body will remain strong, but it will also remain soft.