Dalton Paula

(this page was last updated in July 2018)

Brasília, Brazil, 1982.
Lives and works in Goiânia, Brazil.

Represented by Sé Galeria

PIPA Prize 2017 and 2018 nominee. 

Dalton Paula has been transiting through painting, object, installation, performance, photography and video, without establishing a hierarchical order between the different media and without losing its expressive poetic potential, since the choice of each support comes from the poetic idea that the artist intends to make true. In this open panorama, there are seams that aligned the parts making them a cohesive set, structured by actions that are repeated or alternate, that affect or reverberate, which are made explicit or left veiled, to each fragment. These actions are marked by the critical interpretation of historical or daily events, by the impregnation of a religious, mystical aspect, coming from the Afro-Brazilian cults, by the use of their own body and images of foreign bodies, by the confrontation of alterities between the autobiographical and the other appropriate, by the clash between the strong and the weak, between the master and the slave, for the undoing of the demarcations of the functions and territories of rights, which on the basis of violence were constituted within the Brazilian social system.

Website: www.daltonpaula.com

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