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W. HERMUSCHE Artist, photographer, designer www.hermusche.org Born in Brazil in 1953 into a multicultural Afro-Lebanese-Japanese family, Hermusche studied Biology at the University of Brasilia, though he eventually abandoned his studies. His first drawings date from 1968-1974. In the late 70’s he was busy with photography, drawing, and Super 8 recordings and during the 80’s was fully engaged in painting and screen printing graphic arts. His first abstract expressionist paintings were made in the 1984 in the form of a series named “The Bellicose Spirit and the Peace Bomb,” establishing the conceptual foundation of his work. In the following years he presented his works in Nicaragua, Spain, Canada, Holland and Germany, while simultaneously working as an art director for documentaries for Brazilian TV. He lived in Germany from 1986 to 1998 and worked with painting and graphic arts. Between 1999-2015 Hermusche lived between Germany and Brazil, creating thematic exhibitions and publishing books on Brazilian art & culture, and the avian fauna of the Amazon basin. During this period his works were shown in Brazil, Moscow, Lisbon, México, Seoul and Beijing while representing Brazil in international fairs. Between 2003-2010 he was chief editor of magazine MULTI, publishing Russian art and culture on Brazilian language. Currently uses painting, drawing, installation and photography as media for his artistic expression. He is also creative director at Hermusche Emporium, a multidisciplinary studio focused on art/environment/education and design/manufacture artwear from industrial remnants and Amazon Region natural fibers.