Astra is an artist born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1985 and based in London, United Kingdom since 2009. They graduated from Middlesex University with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2018. The artist is interested in philosophical, historical & critical perspectives in art and culture and uses a lot of symbolism and surreal images to convey their thoughts into the pieces.
Astra investigates the influence of visual language in the transgression of traditional narratives regarding, especially, the History of Brazil. Their practice is extremely detailed and labour intensive. The artist’s pieces present a clear European aesthetic appeal still intertwined with Astra’s varied cultural heritage.
Recently, the artist joined NTFs and is currently creating an ongoing collection named Astra Plane. This collection was born from the need to create without restrictions, the same way the artist did as a child. Each image portrays a story that continues being told in the next image and is a collection of memories, influences, studies & everything that has transformed the artist over the past 36 years.