MFA, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2006
BFA, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2005
Paulo Nazareth Gallery Art
Mendes Wood, São Paulo, Brazil
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.