(this page was last updated in July 2016)
Arapiranga, Brazil, 1934.
Lives and works in Salvador, Brazil.
PIPA 2015 Nominee.
Juarez Paraíso masters all available plastic and graphic arts techniques. He has completed dozens of sculptures, murals, and pavement art projects for public squares and buildings in the city of Salvador. Also, he has worked extensively in photography, costume and stage-set design, and urban ornamentation for Salvador’s Carnaval festivities. The professional practice of Paraiso dates back to 1950, and currently he is researching and exploring the use of computer in Art using the latest graphics and painting applications available.
Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2015.
Juarez Paraiso has had his work in countless group and solo exhibitions domestic and internationally. Paraiso’s art pieces have been seen in various official art shows such as the Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna (National Show of Modern Art), in Rio de Janeiro, the Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna de Brasília (National Show of Modern Art of Brasilia), the Salão do Museu de Arte da Prefeitura de Belo Horizonte (Belo Horizonte Mayor’s Museum Art Show), the Salão Paranaense (State of Paraná Art Show), and the Bienal de São Paulo, all in Brazil.
Among Paraíso’s international exhibitions the following stand out: “Artistas Baianos no Peru” [“Bahia Artists in Peru”], the Festival de Arte Negra [“Black Art Festival’], in Nigeria, and also “Introspectives”, a show by Americans and Brazilians of African descent, in Cleveland, and Los Angeles, USA, and an exhibition in Madrid, Spain.
- Juarez Paraíso gives PIPA an exclusive interview
- PIPA 2015 Participating Artists | Final list
- PIPA 2015 nominees | Full list
- PIPA 2015 Nominees | 9th bulletin
- Last days | "É Tropical, Inclusive"
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