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Flower Factory

Ariadne started painting the roadside tents, which can be seen on the BR 116, in the company of artist Flávio Scholles. The little tents that you see in passing, often at high speed, are looked at for a long time by the artist and translated through her painting and drawing techniques. Larger works are made using the oil pastel technique. The attempt to return to the human figure did not satisfy the artist. That's when  the roadside tents appeared, with the serial coloring of beets, onions, etc. This work also enabled contact with Ivoti's "Flower Factory":  "These are spots that our gaze transforms into flowers" , considers Ariadne. The Japanese colony of the city of Ivoti, neighboring Novo Hamburgo, its plantations of  daisies, the greenhouses and, finally, the packages with newspapers, form  a_cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ “Fábrica das Flores” series. In it, the flower is not a romantic element, it is  an industrial product, like any other.


In the work: "Packages with Newspapers", Ariadne  shows the packaging  of these flowers before storage in  the references of the cold chambers. of newspapers complete the job, sometimes  providing the location  geographic e  temporal, in_cc781990bad-3b-58d_ other times reflecting on some topic, but always arousing the spectator's curiosity.

Looking at nature, a landscape, trees, flowers is always a peaceful relationship, as they are things for which we are not responsible. Appropriating these forms, committing to them is the artist's task in the process, motive and creation. In nature, the flower is not intended to be beautiful, this meaning is attributed by the spectator. In Ariadne's work, the flower element is significant, as an expressive form. Technically, using the drawing, assisted by the color, he makes the line a writing giving the “flower” motif a plastic reading of the natural form. Associated with this proposal is the use of newspapers involving bouquets whose signs are meticulously used, composing a unique space of delicate graphic textures. It explores an expressive and vital wealth that invites us to share the artist's own feeling for the poetic and enriching “reading”, which is the reason for ARTE.


"My understanding of reality involves the multiple and in it the search for individuality. We are a multitude of unique beings. The chaotic aesthetics of the elements in series, the multiplicity, whether in the amount of elements or in the division of the work, fascinate me. Romanticism is in the eye of the beholder. Flower, material commodity, product researched, modified and adapted to the market. Packages are the medium, the packaging. Final function for newspapers. The contrast of periodicals, ironically, with mass headlines, particularize, personalize each painting, where the human presence is registered by its action. The texts sometimes question, sometimes amuse, pay homage, not infrequently wander freely at the mercy of chance, but always instigate the imagination. After all, living is an art (Ariadne Decker )."

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