If at the beginning of his creative activity some stylistic inconsistencies were evident, in the more recent production it is perceptible a greater cohesion of styles, forms and themes, the result of a successful evolutionary process towards a unique and personal style. This is what you can see in the new exhibition, “Santos, Diabos e Outras Bestas” (Saints, Devils and Other Beasts), where Idalécio, having nothing to prove, refuses any kind of exhibitionism, reducing the shapes and colors to the essential, often monochromatic. Jokingly, the artist calls it his Zen phase.
In sculptures, in most cases, he only uses an ax, a lumberjack saw, a hammer and spray paint as tools. In the paintings presented here, in black and white on wood, he simply uses a worker brush. It is this creative process that gives the work the same raw, primitive and minimal aspect that characterizes each of the figures represented there, whether they are saints, devils or other beasts.