Garcia is a Brazilian artist who produces sculptures, fresco paintings, icons, stained glass, murals, sacred art, drawings and printings. Prata is the creator of the 3 phase paintings, a contemporary procedure of
painting in complete darkness and with ultraviolet lights.
Prata had his break when he won the XV Brazilian Championship of Sand Sculptures organized by Air France in February 1981.
The award gave him the opportunity to go to
Paris and study at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, the very same school
in which Renoir, Ingres and Delacroix studied.
The Prata Art Studio is a place of sharing painting techniques and knowledge of art.
Located near the bustling city of São Paulo, Prata´s art
studio has became the heart of painting technique research for students and artists from all over the world.
Prata is in the process of writing an online Encyclopedia of Art which includes painting techniques, coursework and instructional videos.
Photos and texts of the 3 phase paintings.
You can offer a grant and help young artists to visit and study at our art studio.
Prata´s artworks around the world.
Paris, Sérgio dedicated his efforts to studying traditional painting methods.
He is one of
the very few artists who employs the fresco techniques used in the works of master
artists like Giotto, Masaccio, Michelangelo and Portinari.
This home page gives us a taste of his work as well as old
painting technique secrets.
Visit this page often to see his lastest methods
and painting secrets, like the use of beeswax in the production
of murals and canvas.
You can also learn more about his most
recent cultural releases, including some of his books - Painting Techniques and
Anatomy For Artists.
Prata has also been commissioned to do sacred art paintings in several Brazilian churches in the state of Sao Paulo, where he has lived for the last few years.
He went to Paris in 2002, as "Professeur en stage" at Painting Technics
studio in the Ensb-a, working with his master
Pincas and with Helène Yankoff at Saint Luc Icon's Studio, and returned in
2006, to visit art studios in Bretagne, Bourgogne, and Paris, sponsored by
Sennelier and Raphael.
In 2008, Prata went to France, Greece, Italy and Mexico, to display his work and visit important places for art,
such as Mount Athos, Lascaux caves (Dordogne, France) and the Mexican murals.
3 phase paintings
Prata is the
creator of the triphasics
paintings, with phosphorescent and ultraviolet dry pigments and
Prata won the painting prize at the Biannual of Chapingo, Mexico
Interviews (available in Brazilian Portuguese)
Recent Art Courses
The complete version is available in Portuguese.