(this page was last updated in August 2021)
São Paulo, Brazil, 1988.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
PIPA 2021 nominee.
Gabriela Sacchetto is a visual artist, educator and holds a master’s degree in visual poetics at ECA-USP. She develops her artistic work mainly within the field of painting, drawing and printmaking. Observation drawing plays an important role in the construction process of works, being landscape the trigger for her artistic processes.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2021:
“Janela”, 2020. Duration: 1’9″
“Biruta”, 2019. Duration: 1’27”
“Exaustor”, 2020. Duration: 2’21”
In her paintings, she uses wood scraps collected, found, donated, ones which were or would be used in civil construction. These fragments of wood bring, in their cut, shape and size, the memory of what they were (frames, skirting boards, roofs, floors) or the destination they would have. Wood shows its presence in space, with its volume, temperature and weight and bring to the painting an objectual aspect.
For etching, the artist mainly uses direct engraving procedures. The dry-point line is usually combined with areas of irregular stains built with sandpaper, a material traditionally used in engraving to polish copper plates, that is, to remove their marks and scratches. However, sandpaper here is not used on these plates to erase but to mark and scratch the plate’s surface.
She participated in several exhibitions, among which the following are outstanding ones: “Triangular – art from this century”, curated by Ana Cândida Avelar and Gisele Lima, at Casa Niemeyer in Brasília; “Scapeland: Free Transit Territory”, curated by Laerte Ramos, at the Memorial da América Latina in São Paulo; “Between one Step and Another”, curated by Cláudio Cretti, at Galeria Eduardo Fernandes in São Paulo; “Barrer Todo con Agua”, curated by Yanet Oviedo, at the gallery of the Instituto Superior de Artes de Havana in Havana, Cuba; 38th Ribeirão Preto Salon, at the Ribeirão Preto Art Museum, where she was awarded the acquisition prize.