VANICE AYRES MILK

1947 – Belo Horizonte Despite having graduated from the Federal University of Fine Arts of Minas Gerais, he kept his spontaneous expression intact. She initially worked as a primary school teacher, teaching children to read. He began dedicating himself completely to painting in 1983, participating in many salons and collectives throughout Brazil. In 1989, at the Salão Bicentenário da Inconfidência, in Minas Gerais, he won the Drawing Award and in 1992 he had his first exhibition abroad, at the Atrium Gallery, in London, England. She was selected to participate in several Bienals de Arte Naif de Piracicaba in 1996, 1998 and 2002. In 2012, she held a solo exhibition at the Sofitel Jequitimar Exhibition Space, Guaruja. The movement of the human figure is Vanice's main theme when approaching it, in dance and especially in harvests. Its bars and dances with contagious joy, rural workers integrated into the environment, the good-humored habits and customs outline a profile of the people of Minas Gerais and Brazil in predominantly warm colors and with expressions of faces that show, above all, the joy of living. It uses the peculiar technique of colored ink on paper. His obsession with filling the void causes meticulous compositions, full of details, and the colored areas are further enriched by thousands of fine lines of ink, thus adding effects of great luminosity.