Now that the list of participating artists is complete, we are receiving data from them to create new pages for the first time nominees, or to update the pages of artists who have previously participated in other editions of the Prize.
This week we created pages for three artists:
Diego de Santos lives and works in Caucaia and Fortaleza (CE), northeastern Brazil. Most of his works are drawings on paper or digital photos.
Since 2013 he is developing a research project and production called “Lar é onde ele está” [“Home is where he is”], at Porto Iracema das Artes, Escola de Formação e Criação do Ceará [ “School of Education and Creation of Ceará”]. The project is to investigate the concept of home in the truckers’ daily lives.
Paulo Nimer Pjota was born in São José do Rio Preto, in 1988, and currently lives and works in São Paulo.
His pieces bring a selection of images, colors, symbols and supports that dialogue with emerging sociocultural principles, searching in narrow walls for the relationships between culture and survival, and how it applies in the aesthetic and in the life of these places.
Rodrigo Cunha lives and works in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, in the south region of Brazil.
His works are oil on canvas with compositions with human figures sitting or standing up, who look like they are pouring out of the canvas.