Cecilia Brunson Projects and Galeria Millan are delighted to be bringing Paulo Pasta’s work to London and the UK for the first time for an extensive exhibition of his paintings, curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro - curator of the 33rd São Paulo Bienal.
Paulo Pasta is widely regarded as one of Brazil’s most prolific and accomplished contemporary painters. Over a nearly four-decade-long career, he has committed himself wholeheartedly to the medium of painting. Traversing landscape and abstraction, Pasta has consistently demonstrated his mastery of colour and form on the two-dimensional plane. He is spoken of in Brazil as an artist’s artist. His name will often surface in conversation when speaking to a wide range of current Brazilian painters. They will typically reference him as a mentor, a teacher, or a foundational influence on their generation. Many speak of him as the torchbearer of the country’s strong tradition of artistic pedagogy - a particularly Brazilian expectation that knowledge, technique, and thinking should be passed from one artist to another.
“When looking at a sequence of Pasta’s abstract paintings, the echoes between the formal architecture of the works serve to heighten the chromatic differences between them. Each is entirely unique in its emotional temperature. A universe of relationships.” Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, ‘Paulo Pasta: Between Landscape and Abstraction’ in Paulo Pasta, Cecilia Brunson Projects, London, 2022
We are also proud to be producing the first publication on the artist in English, Paulo Pasta: Between Landscape and Abstraction. The book will feature text by Pérez-Barreiro and become the go-to resource on the artist for English-speaking audiences. There will be copies available at the gallery.