PARTNERS / Artist / Totonho




10/14/1958, Conceição da Feira, Bahia, Brazil


Self-tought artist


2017 International Exhibition – Lautenbach Zell, France
2015 Wait a moment, Shanghai, Chine
2013 Südwestbank – Stuttgart, Germany
2012 Gerson Jewelers – Salvador, BA, Brazil
2006 Exhibition Center Monumental – Lisbon, Portugal
2006 Atelier 9 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004 Nassauer Stall, Wickrath Castle – Mönchengladbach, Germany
2003 Fundação Araguaney – Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2002 Hotel Tivoli – Lisbon, Portugal
2002 Exhibition Center Forum Picoas – Lisbon, Portugal
1996 CGER Bank – Brussels, Belgium
1994 African American Caribbean Center – Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA
1993 European Institute for Ecology – Metz, France
1993 Fine Arts School – Dijon, France
1990 Canning House – London, Great-Britain
1988 Congress and Exhibition Palace of Córdoba, Spain


2011 Gallery Écuries – Waterloo, Belgium
2011 Galeria Spazio Surreale – São Paulo, Brazil
2009 Anne Lloyd Gallery – Decatur, Illinois, USA
2006 Gallery Geraldes da Silva – Porto, Portugal
2006 Gallery TopArt – Neuss, Germany
2005 Gallery Arte Imagen – A Coruña, Spain
2003 Picoas Plaza Gallery – Lisbon, Portugal
1993 Gallery Thermelle – Nancy, France

About the Artist

The overwhelming beauty of the rain-forest and its depressing devastation, are the two main subjects of the work by Brazilian painter Totonho. Born in 1958 in the countryside of the state of Bahia, Totonho is a person of nature by heart.

Totonho started to paint at a very early age. In 1972 he moved to Bahia’s capital Salvador, where he refined his skills and started his artistic career. Over the years his work evolved and became more versatile. Being a self-taught artist, Totonho is much more than a typical Brazilian naive painter. His subjects and technique are hardly traditional, and his paintings defy classification.

Throughout his career Totonho’s work has been shown at many solo and group exhibitions in Portugal, France, Spain, Great-Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada, the US and Brazil.