Gustavo was inspired to make The Holy Ghosts of Jazz 3 while listening to Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. The collage encapsulates the uplifting spirit of jazz and the feeling of eternal salvation we find in music.
Gustavo Amaral is a Brazilian artist who creates photographic collages that explore the human form. His works capture simultaneously the body in its external form, and the inner emotions and psyche that exist beneath its shell.
Gustavo Amaral weaves, glues and sews the fragmentations of paper, fabric and textures. Using his own photographs and images from old magazines and books, he interprets personal feelings in his collages. Themes such as the human body, emotions, nature, music, architecture and the collective consciousness are prominent throughout his work.