Continuing the series of posts of video interviews with PIPA Prize 2017 nominees, today we present five new videos with artists Éder Oliveira, Lyz Parayzo, Felipe Meres, Regina Parra and Orlando da Rosa Farya.
The interviews are a great way for the public to get in touch with the artists’ work, history and expectations. These video-interviews are published in the artists pages, where the visitor can find other material and information on their production and artistic journey.
Éder Oliveira‘s work, PIPA Prize 2017 Finalist, is focused on the subject of image and identity, usually having the portrait as a starting point to discuss socially marginalized individuals. By taking photos from the pages of brazilian newspapers and intervening in these portraits through painting, Oliveira gives a new meaning to those images of unknown, mostly black and mulatto faces, transforming them into protagonists of his artworks.
See Éder Oliveira’s page to learn more about her career, view images of his works and read critical texts.
The youngest nominee of the eighth edition of PIPA Prize defines herself as a nail artist and whore-porno-terrorist. Lyz Parayzo, nominated for PIPA Prize for the first time this year, associates her production to the dissemination of a virus: “I infiltrate in institutions and then reproduce myself”. Her work is permeated by discussions of gender and body and Parayzo often uses her own body as a work and manifest.
See Lyz Parayzo’s page to learn more about her career, view images of his works and read critical texts
Regeneration, mortality and reproduction are some of the themes frequently addressed in Felipe Meres‘ work, that participates of PIPA Prize for the second time this year. The artist associates the scientific field to art, proposing ties apparently unlikely. Interested in the exploration of subjects that are on the border of multiple disciplines, Meres considers that art is a space that allows the crossing of different techniques and knowledge.
See Felipe Mere’s page to learn more about her career, view images of his works and read critical texts
The works of Regina Parra, nominated for PIPA Prize for the second time this year, are frequently inspired by the city of Sao Paulo; her birthplace and the city in which lives and works. It is in the interaction and confrontation with the city that the artist finds the inspiration for her paintings, videos and neon installations. Parra’s works often alerts to scenarios of social vulnerability, addressing issues such as oppression, intolerance, segregation, violence and the invisibility of social inequalities.
See Regina Parra’s page to learn more about her career, view images of his works and read critical texts
Orlando da Rosa Farya
The artist and professor Orlando da Rosa Farya, develops his work in multiple languages- painting, audiovisual, sculpture and installation. Farya works within two production poles: the studio and the street.”I like working in the city, gathering images, creating relationships”, says the artist in his interview.
See Orlando da Rosa Farya’s page to learn more about her career, view images of his works and read critical texts