Curriculum: Hélio Tasso (TASSO)
Tasso was born on February 14th,
1936 in Franca, São Paulo,
Southeast of Brazil. He
has an atelier and a permanent exposition. Grandson of Italian
immigrants, naturalized Italian later.
He is a
Plastic Artist (Painter) teacher, on his carrer
as a painter, his signature used
to be Hélio Tasso but now he
changed it to TASSO. Since he was a child, he showed aptitude to draw and
went to a professional school and graduated in technical design. He is a self-taught
person. He went to museums, galleries and libraries, creating his own
style to learn and study.
In the year of 1953, he began to dedicate
his life to be professional in the art of painting and drawing, creating
his own style designing shoes
with different models, and types
of boxes in the shoe industries
in Franca. In the following
years he decided to spend
less time with the industrial designs, and dedicate more in the art of oil painting over painting aquarelle, etc. In 1975,
he started a new carrier
in numerous group and exposition
in painting, recieving
several medals and awards. Keeping up with
the same style, Realism and Psychosoart
is interpreted by
some critics as FantasticRealism).
Expositions and Prizes
1975 to 1976 – Six
individual expositions, two of them in Franca
(SP) and one in Uberaba (MG) – Sponsored by the
Cultural and Educational Department of both
cities, e other ones in industries
1977 – Chosen as
Artistic Personality of Franca (SP), relating to
the year of 1976.
1977 to 1980 Several individual expositions.
1980 INTERAMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PRESS great gold medal
with the work: Portrait (Realism) and Anguish (Psychosoart Fantastic
Realism) and several individual expositions.
1981 III BARRETENSE ROOM OF ARTS Gold medal with the
work: Picture of my father (Realism).
1981 45th PAULISTA ROOM OF GREAT ARTS silver
medal with the work: Self-portrait (Realism) and several individual expositions.
1982 I ART ROOM ROSA CRUZ ORDER CHAPTER AMORC accomplished in
Franca (SP) great medal 1st place in profane: Portrait
(Realism) and several individual expositions.
1983 SANTOS DUMONT ROOM SBBA PROMOTION SANTOS
DUMONT FOUNDATION MILITARY CIRCLE OF SÃO PAULO great gold medal in
contemporary art with the work: Inconstancy (Psychosoart Fantastic Realism)
and several individual expositions.
1984 One of the founders of the OFFICIAL FOUNDATION OF THE APRIL
ROOM OF FRANCA (SP), and participation in the foundation of the Paulista Academy of São
1984 CRECILIANO DA SILVA ROOM BAHIA gold medal
with the work: Portrait (Realism).
1984 to 1998 Several individual expositions and jury member in
rooms of the capital and other cities of Brazil.
1986 Brazil and Extreme Orient International Pallet Great Award,
Cultural New Age and Art Center; support of the Municipal Secretariat of São Paulo with
the work: Self Portrait (Realism) and Poem (Psychosoart Fantastic
1987 Fourth Room of Plastic Art of Casa Branca, São Paulo -
great gold medal with the work: Poetry (Psychosoart Fantastic Realism).
1988 III INTERNATIONAL ROOM: SÃO PAULO great gold medal
with the work: Equilibrium (Psychosoart Fantastic realism).
1988 Central America Trip Great Prize Trophy with the
work: Conscience weightiness (Psychosoart Fantastic Realism) and
several individual expositions.
1989 Jury member of Plastic Art in several rooms, emphasizing
the Historical Institute of Arceburgo (MG) which received homage of I.H.C.A. of its 1st
1975 to 1999 There are numberless prizes, individual and
collective expositions, jury member in several rooms of the cities and capitals of Brazil,
honor guest in official collective expositions.
3. Art Critical Alberto Beuttenmuller and Antônio Sartori Junior.
Alberto Beuttenmuller critical of ABCA APCA, by occasion of
the individual exposition accomplished by the Cultural and Educational Department of the
Mário de Andrade Foundation Franca (SP), on 15/08/1986.
"Every Great Artist is a creator of signs, notably working with
symbols close to reality. The sign is composed by significant (visual image), but also
unconscious image, whereby express desire; and meaning (mental image) or objective
representation of the thing. Hélio Tasso has a proper grammar: flowers, knives,
butterflies, snakes, eggs, horses, violins, etc., that are images of the unconscious,
consequently objects and individuals that symbolize more than represent, offering us many
diverse meanings. Violin symbolizes music; nest, desire of safety; horse, freedom;
butterfly, sensibility that dream. It never can be seen his work as real representation,
but the imaginary. For this it is all fantastic, dreamer and humane. Hélio Tasso learned
to paint with the life. Thats why poisonous reptiles (the evil) always menace his
steps (freedom and dream) while in his nests set butterflies. The poetry and language of
Hélio Tasso, sometimes lyric, sometimes dramatic."
Antônio Sartori Junior critical of ABCA-APCA, by the
occasion of his visit to Tassos atelier on 23/10/1990:
"In the elapse of the plastic development of the
painter Hélio Tasso, thematic boarding is
presented like: Landscape, Dead Nature, Portrait
and Realism Fantastic".
"With the spontaneous Realism, Tasso, tries to document his
exterior world, when he sees he reveals or instigate his inside world of artist"
" See Tassos painting, is search in the details a meaning to
explore his inside world "
"Art is vehicle for a communication, because through it the artist
manifests himself in several ways of expression, like music, plastic, literature, theatre,
etc., and finally, for an achievement, because in it the artist signs or registers its
necessity of expression. So if the artist sees, forebodes or imagines his exterior world,
documents, instigates or reveals his inside world, with spontaneous realism and a
subjectivism that rises when wanders in this impenetrable world of abrupt gaps that occur
with him in each moment. So we have to notice the work of Hélio Tasso, since his art is
vehicle and purpose to register or instigate his imagination or his inside world of
artist; of which achievement occurs through an academic plastic language to document and
reveal his Realism and Fantastic Realism that he proposes".
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