Ciane Xavier

Philippines

Artist biography

Originally from a small town in the countryside of South of Brazil, Ciane Xavier’s first passion was to explore the immense diversity of cultures around the World during her career as a fashion model. Since her teens Ciane has lived in more than a dozen different countries, which has shaped much of what she today calls as a process of identity loss and reconstruction of one self, that is strongly reflected in her work.

Ciane's first encounter with her inner artist, started in the Philippines while painting the walls of her new apartment.

"My journey started when I was doodling the walls of my living room, I drew freely without any restrains, daydreaming about my life experiences and materializing personal emotions. I realized that my soul be the real artist and my hands were the bridge between two different worlds."

This was a turning point in her life when she decided to follow a childhood passion for drawing and to emerge herself into art. Since then, she has taught herself to paint and sculpt, learning about different materials and integrating it into her work.

Through her engagement with a variety of elements and references from pop culture, Ciane explores the boundaries of today's society, touching upon globalization and the distractions of the millennial era. The characters in her works serve as an exploration of the human soul, symbolizing power, fragility, vulnerability and eternity but retaining a sense of vagueness to encourage a dialogue and question the viewer.

Ciane Xavier

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