Born in Brazil, Phoenix artist Sebastiao Pereira is known for his large-scale, photorealistic portraits. Pereira creates his collages from recycled art magazines, which are cut into squares and arranged in a mosaic pattern. From chefs and teachers to health care providers and artists, Pereira’s latest work expands on a pre-existing series that represents his friends and brings together a diverse community of individuals from all walks of life.

* Sebastiao Pereira is a 2021 proposal winner.