Ongoing personal exploration of shapes, colours and abstraction of realities. 

Bossa Landscapes
Compositions based on the observation of real things and landscapes—a synthesis between realism and abstraction—working from the principle that reality adds a layer of meaning and aesthetic beauty I can't find otherwise.

The name of the series is a reference to the musicality and cadence the works impressed upon me, and draws inspiration from my native Brazil's musical genre bossa nova, where the term "bossa" referred to an aesthetic reformulation and a new way of doing things, based on the balance of simplicity and dissonance.

Marina Esmeraldo is a Brazilian illustrator, artist and educator, based between Barcelona and London. She speaks five and a half languages, loves travelling and the sea, and is currently obsessed with outdoor sketching, film photography and subconscious reprogramming.

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