Dalton Paula was born in Goiania, Brazil and his paintings have been featured in the 2018’s edition of the New Museum Triennial, Songs for Sabotage. His work, Tobacco Route, was part of the 2016’s São Paulo Biennial, whose main theme tackled questions of climate change and environmental activism.
February - March 2018
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dalton Paula has been transiting through painting, object, installation, performance, photography, and video, without establishing a hierarchical order between the different media and without losing its expressive poetic potential, since the choice of each support comes from the poetic idea that the artist intends to make true. In this open panorama, there are seams that aligned the parts making them a cohesive set, structured by actions that are repeated or alternate, that affect or reverberate, which are made explicit or left veiled, to each fragment. These actions are marked by the critical interpretation of historical or daily events, by the impregnation of a religious, mystical aspect, coming from the Afro-Brazilian cults, by the use of their own body and images of foreign bodies, by the confrontation of alterities between the autobiographical and the other appropriate, by the clash between the strong and the weak, between the master and the slave, for the undoing of the demarcations of the functions and territories of rights, which on the basis of violence were constituted within the Brazilian social system.
AnnexB Events & Exhibitions
Paula was interviewed by TV Globo and shared part of his experience in New York, during his residency at AnnexB. Check the entire interview out here (in Portuguese).