About the Artwork
Metropolis combines aspects of the Rio de Janeiro skyline with imaginary buildings and structures to form a kaleidoscopic, interconnected city, floating high above the Guanabara Bay, as though suspended in collective dream. The observation balloon invites the viewer to cross the hanging bridge, to look inwards to the cosmos and outwards to the elevated city that is alive with balanced asymmetrical movement, internal orbits, multiple focal points and light. The complexity is contained within an overriding integrity and flow, alongside which nature, represented by the relaxing Jaguar and nearby perching parrots to the right, can peacefully co-exist.
About the Artist
Caio Locke is an Anglo-Brazilian artist who was a qualified lawyer before changing careers to focus on painting. His process relies upon imagination and experience, while combining mathematical precision with abstract thought. Within this he expresses his subjective response to a dialogue between the interior and external worlds. The results are compelling mindscapes which also explore the notion of the city as a physical manifestation of collective human nature and consciousness.