Obá is a Brazilian whose work is both rooted in tradition and iconoclastic. The forms are often historical but they take on racism. His work will not give a pass to prejudice.
Lorenzato was a self-taught artist who, now can be seen as something of a Brazilian master. He was born in 1900 and he lived to be 95. He was producing work in the 1990s.
Nazareth, from Governador Valadares, Brazil, is another artist looking to the history of his country with affection but not blind affection. He is of indigenous and African heritage and his background, his roots, come through in his art.