Thiago Rocha Pitta

(this page was last updated in March 2020)

Tiradentes, Brazil, 1980.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

Represented by Casa TriânguloGaleria MillanA Gentil Carioca ,Andersen’s Contemporary and Marianne Boesky Gallery.

PIPA nominee 2010 and 2011.

PIPA 2012 finalist. 

Thiago Rocha Pitta began exhibiting his works in 2001, with outdoor interventions. Since the beginning his work seeks an intimate relationship with nature, where it is possible to say nature is a co-author. This is evident in works such as “Homage to William Turner”, a video from a small boat on fire, or in the mirror/platform built on a cliff , where the public is invited to walk on the reflection of the sky. Through watercolours, photographs, sculptures and video, Rocha Pitta focuses on small yet emotive elements of the natural world that are simultaneously ominous and melancholic, always searching in the language the poetic state of the matter and its mutation. Driven by a preoccupation with the passage of time, particularly in the natural settings, Rocha Pitta often manipulates the pace of his work, confronting his viewer with a quiet and curious introspection, and an open-ended sense of longing.

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