Vilma Machado was born in São Paulo in 1959 and lives as a painter in The Netherland.
She started her career in her early years and soon transformed her work into a research lab.
Her artistic production shows a serious commitment with the search for new ways of creative expression.
Working beyond preconceptions, Machado and has been always concerned with developing her own dynamics and styles as a sensible bridge between inspiration and technical expertise.
We can observe a radical breach of traditions in many of Machado's paintings, yet often searching for more intrinsic forms of dialogue with the past in a process of incessant discovery. Machado has never hesitated to spend months on a piece of painting and finally to change it completely or even redo the same project as many times as she found necessary in order to meet her own satisfaction as a highly demanding artist.
The painter also uses her sensibilities as a poet and photographer in a fruitful interartistic dialogue, since art knows no limit and every technical obstacable can be used as a tool for greater achievements.
Although impasto is one of her favourite techniques, Machado also makes an impressive use of fat-over-lean,
wet-on-dry and wet-on-wet. she has been often ready to mix different styles in some of her paintings, exploring art as an transdisciplinar field where dialogue is not a mere sum, but a creation of potencialities.