b. Brazil 1988
Currently living and working in São Paulo, Paulo Nimer Pjota is a mixed media Brazilian artist. Preferring to work on large surfaces, the artist uses canvas, sacks and scrap metal plates, mostly found in junkyards, as supports. Pjota’s art consists of many colliding components that are neither literal or direct but rather suggestive and at times curious. Each canvas is treated as a sketchbook of sorts in where you find a collection of images with no particular placement but each image intentionally. Pjota suggests an open narrative in no particular order but the order in which the viewer’s imagination takes. His work confronts the viewer with a string of juxtapositions. The archeological artifacts are compared with soda cans, still lifes overshadowed by war and popular culture meets what once was.