The pages of the artists nominated for the PIPA Prize are gradually fed with content related to their work. Each participant has its page, in which there is information about its trajectory, images, texts, and/or videos about the works. These pages serve as a catalog of contemporary Brazilian art and can be updated by the artist at any time.
In this post, we present some pages of the 67 names of PIPA 2020. The artists below participate for the first time:
The exploration of material as a form of expression in the work of Lucas Simões is not, as may appear at first sight, a fetish for materiality, but rather a research that aims to fill the support of the artistic object with meaning. His training as an architect, where technique and poetics are profoundly interlinked, gives one of the possible keys for understanding his production. Painting, cartography, books, photography, concrete, steel, paper…have already been objects of his investigation. Through daily experimentation with materials and know-how, the artist finds the necessary means of expression, as in his more recent sculptures and installations in concrete, which reflect his research into brutalist architecture and the failure of its utopian sense.
Marcelo Pacheco graduated from the Law School of the University of São Paulo in 2009, obtaining a Masters Degree, in 2013, at the same institution. He attended classes at the Université Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, in 2008, during an exchange program, when he started to photograph with an analogical camera. The artist began to work as a law clerk at the São Paulo State Court in 2012. In 2013, he gets installed in a collective studio in Sao Paulo, where he begins to paint. Since 2016, Pacheco participates in group shows and art salons, among them the “Salão dos Artistas Sem Galeria”, in January 2017. He presented a solo show at Galeria Sancovsky, in August 2018, curated by Douglas de Freitas, exhibiting a set of paintings and his first sculpture work. Marcelo transfers his studio to Massapê Projetos (SP), where he participates in the exhibition “Featuring”, in August 2019, with Thomaz Rosa and Leandro Muniz, inaugurating a site specific work for the space. Currently, the artist works in expanding his pictorial research through the production of painted objects and sculptures and works made with collage and embroidered fabrics.
Ralph Tadeu Gehre was born in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, in 1952. He lives and works in Brasília since 1962, starting his career as an artist in 1980. He has studied Architecture and Urbanism and Drawing and Plastics at UnB from 1972 to 1980. His works include painting, graphic media, drawing and photography, searching the relation of images and the words, dealing with the reading process, the problems of color and the body the of paintings and the questions of composition.
erre erre is a visual artist, graphic designer and editor of the ‘fera miúda ediç ̃es’. His artwork transits among drawings, collages, paintings, engravings, installations and printed matter. He makes use of both authorial productions and appropriations of images and/or elements already in circulation. A practice that is guided by encounters and shocks; by contingencies, confluences and deviations.