My Résumé in English
I was born in Tupã, State of São Paulo, on April 6th 1972.
I was registered with the name of Adilson Rodrigues Coelho. However, I only sign my pictures as Rodrigues Lessa.
When I visited Bahia, I was impressed to the scenes and colors I saw. I started to paint without any pretension, like a will I couldn’t dominate. At that moment, I got an incentive from a friend and Theater Director, Antonio Marcos de Campos, who later was nominated as the Culture Secretary of Avaré. No longer beginning of year 2000, my would have been appreciated by the artist and restoring, Nilva Leda Calixto, responsible for the artistic recovery of Teatro Municipal de São Paulo (não traduza) and official restorative of the patrimony of the Monastery of Sao Bento - São Paulo. From the enthusiasm of this artist for my painting, I started to work compulsively.
I am a professional photographer, linked to BONANSSA’s group, where I have working since that I fixed in Avaré.
My biggest incentives came from Antonio Marcos de Campos, theatre director, and Nilva Leda Calixto, Plastic and Restoring Artist.
Since the beginning I’ve been following a style that I believe to be the primitivism. I’ve never done a painting course, not even took lessons with whoever.
I started with dense, dramatic, religious subjects.
Later, I passed for the CACAO’s phase, my preferred phase, and URUCUM’S. I’ve tried the abstract expressionism, phase on which I still believe to be. However, the Naïf figurativism is my strength, I think.
PLACES WHERE I EXHIBITED:
· Teatro Municipal de Avaré
· Biblioteca Municipal de Avaré
· Câmara Municipal de Avaré
· Teatro Municipal de Mauá
· Casa Del Fina Cuba
· Projeto 1º de Maio com Arte
· Avaré “Ontem e Hoje” realizada no Paço Municipal
· Caixa Federal
· Mapa Cultural Paulista 2001/2002
· Mapa Cultural Paulista 2003/2004
· Café Emporium
· Exposição de carnaval em Osasco
· Bienal de Arte Naïf de Piracicaba
· Obras no museu de Assis
. Obras no museu MIAN (Rio de Janeiro)
. Catálogo "Naif de Mala e Cuia"