Multi-colours and enigmatic characters. This is the combination that the plastic artist Lu Mourelle usually prints in her works. Lu Mourelle´s references are based on the artist's emotional baggage, who from childhood alternates periods of residence between Europe and Brazil. Thus, the cultural contributions of such different societies come to influence the rational understanding and creative power of the painter.
Another strong influence comes from the world of luxury fashion, a segment where she worked before dedicating himself exclusively to the visual arts. Lu Mourelle has become accustomed to the specific demands and beauty of catwalks, where bodies travel through exoticism and escape to popular standards, which includes the costumes and makeup so celebrated. Costumes and accessories are subtopics on the artist's canvases.
Lu Mourelle uses shapes, colours and textures to define characters that draw attention to the originality and disturbing features.
The artist was born in Campinas, São Paulo, in 1971. Nowadays she lives in Portugal.