Lavinia Goes creates colorful work in acrylic on wood or canvas, inspired by the mix of her affective memory, her life experiences in different countries and the light and warmth of the tropics. She uses many layers of paint in an abstract construction. Those elements create a personal connection to family traditions like Christmas dinner with ancient tableware and shiny silverware at her grandmother’s house.
Born in Rio, raised in Brasilia, Lavinia now lives and work in Paris. Her latest research is based in the French pottery history and its artisanal savoir-faire. This appears in some loose drawings and is hidden in the paintings.
Lavinia holds a BFA in History, Theory and Criticism of Art. She studied intersections and interrelations between Art and Design and has long since worked as a graphic designer.