Artist from Rio de Janeiro Luciano Cian (before) has an affinity for the bold blocks of color that make up his minimalist portraits. Although he recently expanded his practice to include acrylic paintings and collages, Cian works mostly digitally, reproducing anonymous figures with thin lines and lively, geometric shapes, as in his MAGNA Series. “It got that name because it’s big, both in size and in purpose,” he tells Colossal. “I always work with images that allude to ethnicity. Like the others, this series talks about the intermingling of races and peoples, with diversity being the focus.
Cian has partnered with the nonprofit organization Print against poverty to sell a collection of 15 works and you can buy more of its available pieces on Saatchi art and Artist. You can find an extensive archive of his portraits at Behance and Instagram.
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