Last week the time came for me to throw out my huge back log of Elle's (and a few of my Elle Deco's). Keeping a hold of my post-it noted pages for inspiration at a later stage, I can't believe I'd forgotten to ever go back over the work of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. "Beatriz Milhazes works in the pure aesthetic style of the Pattern and Decoration movement. Influenced by her native land of Brazil, her vibrant and bold use of color and patterns create work that is as much playful, free and psychedelic, as it is geometric, organized and rhythmic".
Beatriz applies her marks to canvas by painting onto shaped pieces of plastic and transferring the colour over - like a printing method. Since 1987 she has worked out of a compact studio, which happens to be situated next door to Rio’s botanical gardens. Naturally, the forms and patterns of the flowers have heavily inspired and led the organic and flamboyant outcome of her paintings. For more info: http://www.jamescohan.com/artists/beatriz-milhazes/