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The basis of Dalton Paula’s work is the black body silenced by fear, insecurity, individuality and transience. The references are in the suburbs and in the Afro-Brazilian religious rituals. Myths acquire new life and meaning. The artist uses silence to communicate and awaken what is uncomfortable in our society to rethink and imprisoning images and to open up margins, that presents these black bodies in new contexts as protagonists who have been historically silenced. He has participated at the 32a Bienal de São Paulo (2016) and 2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage at the New Museum, in New York.

Speridião uses different medias such as painting, drawing, photography and video to express his critical vision of history. Using language to discuss power, his work has many references, from Malevich to the Bauhaus way to set up an exhibition. His economy in the use of color makes the work also a graphic voice that shouts a constant sense of restlessness. Everything is there. It is about an aesthetical position, but is also about pleasure, desire, horror and the utopic notion of poetical revolution. Speridião has participated in many solo and group shows both in Brazil and internationally, such as Imagine Brazil, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Thierry Raspail and Hans Ulrich Obrist, in DHC/ART, in Montreal, Canada.

Maria Montero

Rua Roberto Simonsen, 108
01017-020 São Paulo

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Shown at LISTE:

Dalton Paula, 1982, BR

Gustavo Speridião, 1978, BR