This daily feature is an art review by Cristall Harper. To view more information about the art exhibit, follow the link below.
The abstract art of Hildebrando de Melo, an artist from Angola and Portugal, is angular and layered and a collage of emotion and symbolism. According to de Melo, learning about the Plan of Salvation (that we lived before this life but forgot heaven when we were born, that we gain a body on earth, and that when we die, we go back to live in heaven) had a huge impact on his work. Learning these things was the beginning of him viewing the canvas as a surface to show life or, in his words, “this universe that I build on my own.”
Those interested in seeing Hildebrando de Melo’s work, can visit the exhibition Nzambi (God), produced by the Mormon Arts Center, on the first floor of the Harold B. Lee Library on BYU Campus from now until February 2019.