Luiz 83

(this page was last updated in June 2022)

São Paulo, Brazil, 1983.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

PIPA Prize 2022 nominee.

Luiz 83 is the stage name of Luiz dos Santos Menezes, born in 1983 in the city of São Paulo, he works and lives in this city. Self-taught his training derives from the experience acquired on the streets of the city as a “pichador” activity that offered the principle of a plastic vocabulary that has been refined from researches that the artist develops with considerable degree of inventiveness in more conventional ways such as drawing, painting and sculpture. His professional experience as an assembler of art exhibitions also offers him the opportunity to remain in intimate with works of classic and contemporary character, opportunity that results in knowledge assimilated sensibly. In his works it is possible to perceive a concretism of a very peculiar type and undoubtedly sophisticated in the formal solutions and in the conceptual arrangements and of nature POP quality also perceived through a chromatism that generally favors bright colors of intense luminosity. The artist has also dedicated himself to performances where he questions the social place of the black and thematizes the relationship of the body with its artistic make and interactions with the city. The artist participated in several individual and collective exhibitions, among which the individual “Z” in the Tato gallery and the “Street Art Trends in the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture” and “Pretatitude: insurgencies, emergencies and affirmations in Afro-Brazilian contemporary art” in SESC Ribeirão Preto, São Carlos, Vila Mariana and Santos “.
Claudinei Roberto da Silva – Curator

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