Inspired by the natural beauty and color of his birthplace of Rio de Janeiro, Newton Carvalho’s works express a passion for detail and the need to convey emotion through line and form. Each piece enthralls and entreats the viewer to experience what the artist himself feels. Newton imbues each subject with life, drawing on rainbows of vibrant color that direct the eye through shadow and light. Through fluid movement and balance, he succeeds in establishing imaginative constructs of objects both living and inanimate. His body of work is inspirational, suggestive of inner meaning and contemplation.
Employing mixed media on canvas, Newton’s abstracts are often multi-dimensional. In this way, he succeeds in creating layers that add tactility and depth to each painting. Skillful brushstrokes and tight composition instill each work with a nuance rarely seen in abstracts of everyday objects. The artist clearly challenges the viewer to move beyond initial perception to personal impression. Newton opens mind and soul to the beauty that surrounds us.