Thiago Martins de Melo

(this page was last updated in April 2024)

Born in São Luís, Brazil, 1981
Lives and works in between São Paulo and São Luís, Brazil and Guadalajara, México.

Represented by LIMA GALERIA (MA), MILLAN (SP) and ARMADA GALERÍA (Mexico).

PIPA 2014 finalist.
PIPA 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2018 nominee.

Visual artist and Master in Psychology, Thiago Martins de Melo works with painting, sculpture, installation and stop motion animation.

His visual language combines different media in visually dense compositions with an emphasis on materiality.

His visual language combines different media in visually dense compositions emphasising the materiality of painting. Using painting as a starting point, his canvases or objects – usually large – narrate battles, syncretic rites and epiphanies, approaching the genres of historical painting and collage. Moving between expressionist and realist techniques, his works incorporate volume, combat objects, mass circulation products and moving images. The artist composes a meta-narrative scheme in which episodes of anti-colonial struggles are portrayed with references to the cultural industry and the history of art. The brutalism of the gesture condenses different techniques and visualities, making the immediate perception of the mythical figures and scenes opaque.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2018:

Related Posts

Related Videos

PIPA respects the freedom of expression and warns that some images of works published on this site may be considered inappropriate for those under 18 years of age Copyright © Instituto PIPA