October 22 - November 15, 2021
From the Power Station:
“Paulo Nimer Pjota (b. 1988) is an artist living and working in São Paulo, Brazil. Within his works, history and mythology of ancient culture is conflated with contemporary and urban street aesthetics. Objects and references from Ancient Egypt, Flemish still-life, and Greek mythology are composed on painterly, monochromatic backgrounds combined with symbols from popular culture found throughout the streets of Brazil. Cast sculptures reflect the art of antiquity and exotic fruits from street markets are paired with his painted imagery. Pjota’s highly orchestrated allegorical compositions are an observation of the realism of his time and address conflict brought on by political and economic disparity, the struggle to maintain power, and reflect his personal biography.
His most recent solo exhibitions include 1981/2021: arte contemporânea brasileira, CCBB, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (2021); Imagens que não se comportam, MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Cenas de Casa, Caixa de Pandora, Ivani e Jorge Yunes Collection, São Paulo (2019); Medley, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2018); The history in repeat mode — image, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2017); The history in repeat mode — symbol, Maureen Paley / Morena di Luna, Hove (2017). Additionally, his work has been included in institutional group exhibitions such as Private Passion – New Acquisitions in the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley, Oslo (2019); Trouble in Paradise, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam.”
Reception: October 22, 2021 | 6–9 pm
3816 Commerce Street
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