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Claudio Sauza Pinto was born in Brazil in 1954. He began his exploration into art at the age of four, modeling animals out of clay. By age 11, he was selling his first canvases. Pinto went on to attend Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Sao Paulo, where he earned his Bachelor's degree. He then moved to Paris, where he began to make the first steps in his career as a professional artist. Each of Pinto's paintings is derived from and inspired by poems that he writes. Claudio then begins the process of creating his paintings by priming and stretching each canvas himself. He uses oil paint on linen to achieve the layers of color in his paintings. Through his use of vibrant colors and surreal compositions, Pinto aims to create a new universe inside each painting