Luiz Ernesto is an artist and professor at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage and was its director from 1998 to 2002. In 1992, he was awarded a scholarship by the British Council, spent a year in Scotland, Glasgow Print Studio where he developed a series of works in various printmaking techniques. Since 1979, he has participated in solo and group exhibitions. Since 2001, Luiz Ernesto has developed a work in fiberglass, polyester resin and photography.
His work develops in various media, including drawing, painting, photography and objects and has as its starting point the banal everyday objects. For his exposure in 1999, at the Imperial Palace, the critic Agnaldo Farias, thus referred to the work of the artist: “The paintings, drawings and assemblages of Luiz Ernesto always set out to liven things up from its lethargy to let them overflow, make them abandon their initial condition towards a close. The unusual, say their work is right here”.
Since 2001, Luiz Ernesto has developed a work in fiberglass, polyester resin and photography. About this work, critic Paulo Sérgio Duarte, in a text entitled “The Loneliness of the things calm,” he wrote: “What are these jobs Luiz Ernesto? They aren’t canvas, or painting, at least not in the conventional sense. However they resemble, not in the strict way, the sense of the painting for what in English is called shape. In its manufacturing procedures comply with the sculpture. Have a mold and there the artist lays his fiber sheets, his solvents and his pictures and words…
Despite its size, the real theme of the paintings is the nostalgia of a world in miniature, without violence or nervousness where things calm could enjoy their solitude. “