Exploring Cultural Essence: Ítalo Duarte De Déa's Captivating Ink Drawings

Welcome to "The Truth In This Art." I'm your host, Rob Lee. In today's episode, we have a captivating conversation with Baltimore-based artist Ítalo Duarte De Déa. Ítalo creates ink-wash drawings that invite people to consider the cultural and social contexts they live in from an emotional point of view. 

In this episode, we explore:

  • A captivating journey through Italo's world of art, where expression and exploration intertwine, capturing the essence of culture, space, and history in profound ways.
  • The magic of ink drawings as Italo weaves memories and narratives through the combination of multiple sketches, inviting you to experience storytelling like never before.
  • The rich tapestry of European and indigenous cultures in Brazil, as Italo's work reflects the fascinating intersection of these worlds, intertwined with his own heritage as a fifth-generation Italian immigrant.
  • Get ready to embrace the beauty of uncertainty and the art of questioning as Italo shares his belief in the power of diverse perspectives and thought-provoking conversations within the realm of art.
  • Join Italo in celebrating the authenticity and realness of Baltimore, a city that fosters genuine connections and a strong sense of community, where art thrives and flourishes amid an atmosphere of inspiration and belonging.

Join us for an engaging episode with Italo Duarte De Déa, a Brazilian artist based in Baltimore who specializes in ink drawings. His work serves as a historical documentation of memories and captures ordinary moments in daily life. Italo's drawings are monochromatic and often depict landscapes, human figures, and close-ups of everyday experiences. He explores themes of culture, space, and history in his work. Italo relocated to Baltimore in 2014 to pursue a career in art and has since become an active member of the local art community.


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Ítalo Duarte De Déa


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The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
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Ítalo Duarte De Déa
Baltimore-based artist. Ítalo creates ink-wash drawings that invite people to consider the cultural and social contexts they live in from an emotional point of view.
Exploring Cultural Essence: Ítalo Duarte De Déa's Captivating Ink Drawings
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