One of my favourite artists, Stephen Doitschinoff aka Calma lives in Brazil and creates symbolic art on canvas and on walls. He has a beautiful monograph published by Gestalten and has shown at the Jonathan Levine Gallery.
" Given the deep air of religious significance and symbolism apparent in Stephan Doitschinoff’s art it will come as no surprise to learn his upbringing was very religious. His nom de plume ‘Calma’ means ‘calm down,’ and also has another meaning in Latin which Doitschinoff is particularly keen on as he explains: ‘I like its Latin meaning. It comes from the contraction of Con Alma or C’Alma, which means “with soul.” I started using Calma, as a koan, it appeared next to a depiction of something or someone afflicted or disturbed in the paintings and posters I would put up in Sao Paulo. It wasn’t necessarily something made to be a signature.’ " from Graphotism