Antonio Roseno de Lima

Antonio Roseno de Lima

Erika Manoni's entry into the
2019 Raw Vision short film competition

Antonio Roseno de Lima, known as ARL (1926–1998), was born in Alexandria, a small city in northeastern Brazil.

Finding himself reduced to poverty, he fixed up a living space for himself – a small, unsanitary cabin with no lighting in the "Três Marias" favela of Campinas – remaining there until his death. Although diagnosed with schizophrenia and diabetes, Antonio painted every day.