Those who have attended the Biennial of SP and the latest art fairs in Brazil will certainly have come across the work of Paulo Nimer Pjota from São Paulo. The artist is on the rise and shows great promise for the future of contemporary Brazilian art.
His paintings, usually on a large scale, are unframed and therefore stand out from the crowd. His fastidious drawings are scattered throughout them in a seemingly chaotic manner.
Paulo’s work focuses around cultural evolution, exploring the relationships between both artificial and geographical landscapes, as well as looking at cultures and their origins. Many of his works incorporate unusual materials that carry certain cultural connotations, such as empty sacks of flour and rice, bricks and cardboard boxes of fruit.