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Paulo Pasta: LIGHT || Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo

Paulo Pasta: LIGHT

“The painting is good, for me, when it's silent"

Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo – BUT / SP, institution of Department of Culture and Economy of the State of São Paulo Creative, open "Paulo Pasta: Light”, plastic artist exhibition Paulo Pasta, under the curatorship of Simon watson. The show features 19 screens of the last 10 years, with dimensions ranging from wall to laptop. “Pasta creates paintings that are physical meditations on metaphysics and more words and emotions when we know what we're showing …”, curator defines the.

Paulo Pasta: Light is the artist's twentieth institutional individual exhibition and the first after the “Project and Destination”, at the Tomie Ohtake Institute of 2018, curated by Paulo Miyada. Since your first solo in 1983, Paulo Pasta he exhibits continuously and his works are accepted and embraced by public institutions and private collections.. Over the years, his painting practice evolved into a silent meditation on color, space and light. Few color options – three to six hues per screen, all with similar tonal values – its fields of composition suggest a framing with architectural pillars, entablature and beams. The subtle contrasts between similar colors cause them to vibrate and move subtly back and forth in space.. They elegantly suggest capturing light and allude to the ways in which light changes its characteristics throughout the day..

The formal aspect of the screens of Paulo Pasta suggests a permanent dialogue with Giorgio Morandi and Alfredo Volpi, as well as with Old Masters where, in a similar way, have a populist conscience. they take us to the street. They invite us to discover the world around us, of walls and facades painted in bright colors that can be found in everyday life and everywhere in Brazil. Lush in color and serene in structure, the paintings of Paulo Pasta are deeply meditative and life-affirming..

Highlighted by minimal installation and dramatic lighting, the exhibition Paulo Pasta: Light is composed of four large muralist-scale paintings (two vertical and two horizontal), each one flanked by medium-sized paintings that dialogue with their colors and compositions. The second, in the cloister space, are installations from the artist's own studio., where on a wall you find a meditation hall that interacts in a joyful and intimate way..

“Paulo Pasta's paintings are a physical manifestation of the presence of light, as in a reflex during a morning walk. are also ethereal, suggesting the immateriality of light. light of the spirit and imagination, light that radiates and elevates." Simon watson

Contemporary LIGHT Project

Contemporary LIGHT is a program of contemporary art exhibitions that unfolds into diverse cultural events and actions, public and private. Developed by the curator Simon watson, the project, currently, is based at the Museum of Sacred Art of São Paulo. in this space, Contemporary LIGHT features themed exhibitions by guest artists, in order to establish conceptual and material dialogues with works from the institution's historical collection. Although strongly focused on the current Brazilian art scene, Contemporary LIGHT is committed to a variety of practices., cultivating partnerships with performing artists and organizations that produce art events.

The first year of programming Contemporary LIGHT, in the Museum of sacred art, was conceived as a trilogy that aims to respond to the pandemic. O ciclo teve início com João Trevisan: Body and soul, sendo seguida por Hope, Press Conference 12 artists, e culmina com Paulo Pasta: Light. The trilogy goes from dark to light, of the nights of João Trevisan to the meditation of Paulo Pasta about the light.

Exhibition: “Paulo Pasta: Light
Artist: Paulo Pasta
Curated By: Simon watson
Opening: 04 September 2021, at 11am.
Duration: from 04 September to 08 th November of 2021
Local: Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo || MAS / SP
Address: Avenida Tiradentes, 676 -Light, São Paulo (Tiradentes station of subway)
Tel.: 11 3326-5393 - Additional Information
Timetables: From Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 às 17h (entry allowed until 4pm)

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