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Aline Setton is a Brazilian artist currently living and working in Toronto, whose practice primarily focuses on painting. Having grown up in São Paulo, she has been deeply influenced by the accelerated, compressed and densely populated urban environment. Aline attended the architecture and urbanism program at Escola da Cidade university in her hometown before moving to Northern California, USA to study studio arts and become a painting apprentice. The shift from living in a metropolis to the countryside has furthered her understanding about the impact surroundings have in our ways of experiencing physical spaces. Aline taps into the cumulative effects of these changes of landscapes to create narratives using abstracted fragments of architecture, geographies and cultural references. She has exhibited in Brazil,Canada, United States and Portugal.
"I collect photographs from books, magazines and online publications to create an archive of images that is used to illustrate a succession of landscapes and points of view in a single composition. These images often respond to my experience of dislocation and immigration, as I create narratives that speak to the way I navigate the memories and dualities of living between different countries.”