Maurício Porto is a Brazilian artist based in New York. As a Bachelor in Advertising and Marketing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he also works as a Graphic Designer / Art Director. Porto’s artwork is figurative with a strong influence of Pop Art. With a talent for portraiture he didn’t study arts, having had only a few classes with a local artist from his hometown at the age of sixteen to learn oil on canvas. With a career of more than 40 years of painting, Maurício Porto has important exhibitions between Brazil and New York.
The inspiration for this piece is the Age of Aquarius. The elements explored on the image are:
• Uranus – the planet that rules the sign of Aquarius
• The symbol of Uranus is in the top of the earring
• The symbol of Aquarius is on the earring pendant
• The image of a black lady with flowers on her hair was inspired by the singer who performs the song “Aquarius” on the movie “Hair”