Maria De Campos is a Portuguese painter born in 1977. She currently lives and works in Paris. Maria De Campos graduated from the Regional School of Fine Arts of Valencia. It was in Valencia where she became passionate about expressing herself through visual arts, particularly contemporary images. Maria's painting is influenced by several diverse styles, ranging from Pop Art to Expressionism. Maria is particularly fascinated with famous people from the 20th century. Maria’s work satirizes and celebrates materiality and celebrity. On the one hand, her paintings of distorted celebrities faces could be read as a critique of what Maria views as a culture obsessed with money and fame. On the other hand, the paintings suggest a life that celebrates cultures throughout the world.
In her imagery and repertoire of celebrities, Maria De Campos wants to break the stereotypes that people can have about these personalities. The faces are treated with melancholy and poetry, dissimulated behind raw color and text fragments. Her pieces are undeniably contemporary and topical. Maria’s work has been on display in various shows and is in permanent collections of corporations and collections throughout the world.