Flavia Daud is an artist and designer from São Paulo, who has a variegated career as an industrial designer, sculptor, and painter. Daud designs, construct and transports her creations onto the canvas by way of experiment as opposed to process. Her focus is to express through colour and form.
Paul Klee’s theory on the capability of art to make things visible instead of reproducing the visible has Daud's work as an example, as she comments: “it is through form and colour, design and painting, that I make my soul visible”.
Daud’s geometric work is lyrical, like concrete poetry drawn from a combination of influences such as Italian futurism, concretism and aestheticism canons. Artists such as Alexander Calder and Max Bill comes to mind when viewing her work. Geometric abstraction on Daud’s practice is quite pertinent, however her monochromatic narratives surface on canvas with artistic vigour. The binary mood Daud applies on her modus operandi can be interpreted as a reflection of her ecological paradigm - born, raised and living in the largest city of South America where an awareness of humanity communal existence juxtaposes with a search for spiritual experience.
Daud’s continual and pragmatic use of different materials in her practice casts upon her art pieces an aura of discovery. Through her work there is the feeling of a message or insight generated from an intuitive realm there to be deciphered by the observer. Cassia Bundock
Flavia Daud was born in 1962 in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil
She completed a bachelor degree in Industrial Design at Mackenzie University in 1985.
In 1986 she moved overseas to study art and design in Milan, London and in the USA.
Flavia produced her first series of designed pieces in 1987, which were acquired by Artefacto, Tok Stok, Interdesign, Galeria Montessantiroesler, Nanni Movelaria and Arthur Mattos Casas.
In 1994 Flavia started her involvement with art and practiced with painting and sculpture making.
She exhibited at Galeria Britto Central, Espaço Movida, Espaço de Artes Dado Bier, Sociarte, Chapel Art Show (2014, 2015), Casa Cor (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Milan Design Week (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and Miami Art Basel (2015).
Flavia collaborates with a variety of projects in the area of Architecture and Interior Design.
She writes for the magazine Artes Visuais of São Paulo.