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01.10.2012

The Forum d’Avignon interviewed 25 international artists on the theme of intellectual property - Totonho

The Forum d’Avignon interviewed 25 international artists on the theme of intellectual property. Discover every day their answers…

TOTONHO, artist

To which extend have technology change the way you create? 

Technology is progress. But progress without sustainability can be fatal for the planet. Being an artist, born and raised in the countryside, I have a very strong connection with mother earth. In my work, I want to show the beauty of the world I knew until I was fourteen years old, and moved to the city. The globalized world has given us real time access to everything that is happening on the planet, and the Internet has expanded my vision. Today I also show the dark side of progress in my work. 

How do you perceive the subsequent use of your works? 

I am a painter, not a prophet. If I even could predict the future... I hope my paintings sensitize children - artists, politicians and entrepreneurs of tomorrow, and give birth to a more respectful look towards the planet. 

In 10 years to who would you entrust the management of your rights?   

Preferably someone with common interests; someone who has a humanitarian vision, respects nature, is focused on culture, and less corrupted by capitalism