(this page was last updated in August 2022)
Crato, Brazil, 1993.
Lives and works in Crato, Brazil
Represented by Cave Gallery.
PIPA Prize 2022 nominee.
Charles Lessa (1993) is a visual artist. Lives and works in Crato Ce. Artistic work is where he plays and creates fictions with figurative painting, fabulating characters that are, according to him, “convulsively beautiful and mockers”. He investigates the aesthetics of popular art in dialogue with contemporary art, in the invention of narratives, claiming a new childhood in adulthood. There is also a strong graphic appeal in Charles’ images – in the arrangement of elements and in the use of color – in addition to an erotic layer that is often unusual and humorous.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022: