Gabriel Nardelli Araujo’s Canvas Project illustrates iconic classically painted figures of centuries past that leap out of the painting into the modern world. This Portugese artist uses modern tools to form a mosaic of characters from highly recognized museum paintings to his own contemporary photographs of public spaces from across the world, where they appear to brush elbows with today's tourists. However juxtaposed onto the streets of New York City, , or poised in São Paulo's parks and gardens,posed before a Glasgow subway station his re-imagined portrayals of historic subjects are both playful and thought-provoking, encouraging viewers to reconsider the perpetual interaction between past and present cultures.
The Anachronism of time and place reveals a study that is not new but re-explored in its own original context, showcasing classical images with modern scenes serves as a sort of portal to bridge the passing of time as well as to see if the progression of society will affect the perception of the art. The conception of art is to think about possibilities that do not always linger in today's world, these viewpoints serve to allow the observer to consider the possible connection, as well as interaction that flows between the new and the old.
The 26- year old Araujo studied urban architecture in Brazil Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, but it was his travels abroad in London that first sparked this series.