Paulo Nazareth

Born: 1977

Hometown: Governador Valadares, Brazil

Lives and Works: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Education: Linguistics, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2010
MFA, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2006
BFA, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2005

Paulo Nazareth Bio

About The Artist

Paulo Nazareth's work draws on language, ideas, actions and objects in order to establish or reveal the bonds that exist between people and their surroundings. His subjects are often related to race, ideology and the unequal distribution of development and are underpinned throughout by a categorical vision of ethical life itself — one which puts in relief the affective ties that connect individual life with collective life, this moment with the next, the particular with the universal. In a practice that is both interdisciplinary and participatory, Nazareth embodies the idea of the artist as a sort of connector, a performative decoder or a kind of philosopher.

Throughout Nazareth's work, simple but strong gestures are used to evoke historical memory as well as highlighting social and economic tensions and class struggle—tensions especially apparent to him in Brazil and, more widely, in South America. Nazareth frequently blends notions of social justice and resistance with a dose of the absurd—underscoring the pitfalls awaiting those who believe in progress as a mechanical process versus a holistic one.

Paulo Nazareth Gallery Art

Galleries

Mendes Wood, São Paulo, Brazil

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