Totonho

Artist Bio

© 2020 Stride Arts. Totonho signing the backdrop wall during opening night of his solo show "The Hand of Man" at Stride Arts.

Exhibitions at Stride Arts

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Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019 JMG Gallery – New York, USA

  • 2013 Südwestbank – Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2012 Gerson Jewelers – Salvador, BA, Brazil

  • 2011 Gallery Écuries – Waterloo, Belgium

  • 2011 Galeria Spazio Surreale – São Paulo, Brazil

  • 2009 Anne Lloyd Gallery – Decatur, Illinois, USA

  • 2006 Gallery Geraldes da Silva – Porto, Portugal

  • 2006 Gallery TopArt – Neuss, Germany

  • 2006 Exhibition Center Monumental – Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2006 Atelier 9 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 2005 Gallery Arte Imagen – A Coruña, Spain

  • 2004 Nassauer Stall, Wickrath Castle – Mönchengladbach, Germany

  • 2003 Picoas Plaza Gallery – Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2003 Fundação Araguaney – Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  • 2002 Hotel Tivoli Portugal 2002 Exhibition Center Forum Picoas – Lisbon, Portugal

  • 1996 CGER Bank – Brussels, Belgium

  • 1994 African American Caribbean Center – Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

  • 1993 European Institute for Ecology – Metz, France

  • 1993 Gallery Thermelle – Nancy, France

  • 1993 Fine Arts School – Dijon, France

  • 1990 Canning House – London, Great-Britain

  • 1988 Congress and Exhibition Palace of Córdoba, Spain

  • 1973 Bar Rouxinol – Capoeiruçu, Bahia, Brazil

Totonho is a self-taught artist, who was born on the countryside in the state of Bahia. He started to paint at a very early age, living on his grandparents' farm.

 

During his adolescence, the family moved to Salvador, the capital of Bahia. There Totonho refined his craft and had his first exhibition in 1974. An invitation from Spain in 1988 resulted in his first exhibition outside of Brazil. Since then he has been touring globally and showing his work in Portugal, France, Spain, Great Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada and the US.

 

Nature is the main subject of Totonho's work. By showing the beauty of the Brazilian rainforest, and the devastation of natural beauty by mankind, he aims to contribute to the preservation of nature. Many people worldwide, including composer Robert Irving III and photographer Roberto Dutesco, have been inspired and moved by Totonho's paintings.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2020 International Exhibition – Lautenbach Zell, France

  • 2019 Sisal – Salvador, Brazil

  • 2019 International Exhibition – Lautenbach Zell, France

  • 2018 International Exhibition – Lautenbach Zell, France

  • 2017 Dreamscapes – Tannpapier – Traun, Austria

  • 2017 LiR – Galeria de Arte – Lagoa, Algarve, Portugal

  • 2017 International Exhibition – Lautenbach Zell, France

  • 2016 Les Artistes du Monde – Lautenbach Zell, France

  • 2015 Les Artistes du Monde – Lautenbach Zell, France

  • 2014 Les Artistes du Monde – Lautenbach Zell, France

  • 2013 Les Artistes du Monde – Lautenbach Zell, France

  • 2012 Les Artistes du Monde – Lautenbach Zell, France

  • 2011 International Biennial of Contemporary Art – Florence, Italy

  • 2011 Salon International de l’Art Contemporaines – Marseille, France

  • 2011 Les Artistes du Monde – Lautenbach Zell, France

  • 2010 Les Artistes du Monde – Lautenbach Zell, France

  • 2009 Gina Gallery – New York, USA

  • 2009 Biennial de Artes Plásticas Brasileiras – Brussels, Belgium

  • 2009 Les Artistes du Monde – Lautenbach Zell, France

  • 2008 Iberostar Bahia Hotel – Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brazil

  • 2008 Pot Interieur – Axel, The Netherlands

  • 2008 Salon International Artistes Contemporains -Geneva, Switzerland

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