The Eight of Swords Gallery in
Williamsburg, Brooklyn presents an exhibition of original works by Brazilian artist Lore Morato. The exhibition explores Morato’s inspired universe through elements of nature, femininity and mysticism.
The opening reception takes place at our gallery on Friday, May 8 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The show will run though Jul 1, 2015

Lore Morato

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A self-taught painter and tattooer, Lore Morato has displayed her work at galleries in Germany, Brazil and in the states. She has discussed her art in interviews on two prestigious blogs: LadyTattooers.com and NeedlesandSins.com.

Morato’s neo­-traditional body of work uses classic tattoo symbolism with a mix of mysticism and spirituality. She currently travels the world sharing her experiences and insights with those she meets.

The elements depicted in From Darkness to Wonderland capture the universe following Morato’s first Brazilian ayahuasca ceremony. Ayahuasca is a brew commonly used in spiritual experiences in the Andean states of South America. Morato’s exposure to the ritual was followed by world travel resulting in self-awareness and the strength to embrace her darkest shadows. “Face the darkness … there is no light without darkness,” Morato says, and within darkness is a magical realm. From Darkness to Wonderland will inspire you to follow dreams” Morato adds, “then you can see the beauty.”

For more on Morato visit her Instgram or like her Facebook.

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