Three years ago, my boyfriend and I stepped into an art gallery in Como, Italy, and got caught of a woman looking at us with her water-like blue eyes from an almost 2 x 2 meter painting. Talking to the gallery owner, we got to know, these expressive paintings were created by Harding Meyer, a German artist born in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Looking for him online, we learned, that he has been painting loads of different faces with his very unique technique (most of them oil on canvas). Getting in touch with him online, we found out, that he lives just 10 min away from my parents’ house. Isn’t it fascinating how things come together at times?
This morning we got on our bikes and went to see him in his studio and living house. Stepping into his house, felt as if we stepped into another world with him as a personal guide taking us by his hand through his art life and art pieces. The world around us stopped as we immerged into an intense conversation about the evolution of several peaces. I felt overwhelmed by all the art pieces made by him. All this faces looking at me, as I turned around in the studio. Every face with a story I didn’t know. Strangers, which did not really feel strange.
This really made our Sunday. Thank you Mr. Meyer.