Works
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Patricia Leite, <em>De longe</em>, 2016, oil on wood, 140 × 160 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Super Lua com Citronelas</em>, 2016, oil on wood, 130 × 160 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Cais</em>, 2016, oil on wood, 130 × 150 cm  - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Neither.</em> (Group Show), 2017, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite,<em> era um rio doce</em>, 2016, oil on carved wooden platter, 14 × 26 × 3 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Saudades do Brasil</em>, Mendes Wood DM, 2015 - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Saudades do Brasil,</em> Mendes Wood DM, 2015 - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Saudades do Brasil</em>, Mendes Wood DM, 2015 - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Alegoria IV,</em>  2015, oil on wood, 160 × 140 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Alegoria I,</em> 2015, oil on wood, 160 × 220 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Tonzinho,</em> 2015, óleo sobre papel, 30 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Water to drink,</em> 2015, oil on wood, 18 × 10 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Banho de estrelas</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 70 × 80 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Chovendo na roseira</em>, 2015, oil on canvas, 25 × 15 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Água de beber II, 2015, oil on wood, 40,5 × 50 cm</em><br><br> - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Fim de tarde com nuvem</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 140 × 160 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Passarim</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 25 × 15 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Festa no interior</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 40 × 50 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>untitled, from Veneza series</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 40 × 30 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>untitled, from Veneza series,</em> 2015, oil on wood, 40 × 30 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>untitled, from Veneza series</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 30 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>untitled, from Veneza series</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 30 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>À Deriva</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 48 × 20 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite,<em> Amanhecendo na Bahia, </em>2015, oil on wood, 60 × 70 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Souvenir)</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 40 × 50 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>De longe,</em> 2015, oil on wood, 40 × 50 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Atol III</em>,  2014, oil on wood,160 × 130 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Flock</em>, 2014, oil on wood, 160 × 130 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Grotto,</em> 2014, oil on wood, 160 × 180 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Super Moon</em>, 2014, oil on wood, 220 × 160 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Atol I / Atol II, </em>2014, oil on wood, 90 × 110 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Mr. Djalma's canoe, </em>2014, oil on wood, 160 × 220 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Italy,</em> 2014, oil on wood, 30 × 20 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Lighthouse,</em> 2013, oil on paper, 33 × 41 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Lamppost,</em> 2013, oil on paper, 33 × 41 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Vênus e barco</em>, 2013, oil on wood and oil on canvas, 16 × 25 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Sítio São Pedro</em>, 2013, oil on wood, 160 × 200 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Atalaia,</em>  2013, oil on wood, 30 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Beira-Serra</em>, 2012, oil on wood, 90 × 110 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Lanche,</em> 2012, oil on wood, 90 × 110 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Ouvert,</em> 2012, oil on wood, 60 × 70 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Crepúsculo Boreal,</em> 2005-2012, oil on wood, 183 × 85 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Paris II,</em> 2012, oil on wood, 160 × 180 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (After Daises)</em>, 2011, oil on wood, 160 × 130 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Set Ajar)</em>, 2011, oil on wood, 60 × 70 cm<br><br> - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Night</em>), 2010, oil on wood, 90 × 110 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Lamp Bulbs III)</em>, 2009, oil on wood, 180 × 200 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Lamp Bulbs I)</em>, 2009, oil on wood, 180 × 200 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite<em>, Untitled (Lamp Bulbs II)</em>, 2009, oil on wood, 160 × 180 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Céu muito estrelado, 2009, oil on canvas, 30 × 40 cm</em><br><br> - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Li Canvas),</em> 2009, oil on wood, 90 × 110 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Macacos)</em>, 2008, oil on wood, 160 × 180 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite,<em> A onda, 2008, </em>oil on canvas, 33 × 46 cm<br><br> - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Noronha com pedras</em>, 2006, oil on wood, 160 × 190 cm <br><br> - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Montanha Vermelha</em>, 2004, oil on wood, 110 × 79 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, De longe, 2016, oil on wood, 140 × 160 cm
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Patricia Leite, <em>De longe</em>, 2016, oil on wood, 140 × 160 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Super Lua com Citronelas</em>, 2016, oil on wood, 130 × 160 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Cais</em>, 2016, oil on wood, 130 × 150 cm  - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Neither.</em> (Group Show), 2017, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite,<em> era um rio doce</em>, 2016, oil on carved wooden platter, 14 × 26 × 3 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Saudades do Brasil</em>, Mendes Wood DM, 2015 - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Saudades do Brasil,</em> Mendes Wood DM, 2015 - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Saudades do Brasil</em>, Mendes Wood DM, 2015 - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Alegoria IV,</em>  2015, oil on wood, 160 × 140 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Alegoria I,</em> 2015, oil on wood, 160 × 220 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Tonzinho,</em> 2015, óleo sobre papel, 30 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Water to drink,</em> 2015, oil on wood, 18 × 10 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Banho de estrelas</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 70 × 80 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Chovendo na roseira</em>, 2015, oil on canvas, 25 × 15 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Água de beber II, 2015, oil on wood, 40,5 × 50 cm</em><br><br> - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Fim de tarde com nuvem</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 140 × 160 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Passarim</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 25 × 15 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Festa no interior</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 40 × 50 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>untitled, from Veneza series</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 40 × 30 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>untitled, from Veneza series,</em> 2015, oil on wood, 40 × 30 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>untitled, from Veneza series</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 30 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>untitled, from Veneza series</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 30 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>À Deriva</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 48 × 20 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite,<em> Amanhecendo na Bahia, </em>2015, oil on wood, 60 × 70 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Souvenir)</em>, 2015, oil on wood, 40 × 50 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>De longe,</em> 2015, oil on wood, 40 × 50 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Atol III</em>,  2014, oil on wood,160 × 130 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Flock</em>, 2014, oil on wood, 160 × 130 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Grotto,</em> 2014, oil on wood, 160 × 180 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Super Moon</em>, 2014, oil on wood, 220 × 160 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Atol I / Atol II, </em>2014, oil on wood, 90 × 110 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Mr. Djalma's canoe, </em>2014, oil on wood, 160 × 220 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Italy,</em> 2014, oil on wood, 30 × 20 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Lighthouse,</em> 2013, oil on paper, 33 × 41 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Lamppost,</em> 2013, oil on paper, 33 × 41 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Vênus e barco</em>, 2013, oil on wood and oil on canvas, 16 × 25 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Sítio São Pedro</em>, 2013, oil on wood, 160 × 200 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Atalaia,</em>  2013, oil on wood, 30 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Beira-Serra</em>, 2012, oil on wood, 90 × 110 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Lanche,</em> 2012, oil on wood, 90 × 110 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Ouvert,</em> 2012, oil on wood, 60 × 70 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Crepúsculo Boreal,</em> 2005-2012, oil on wood, 183 × 85 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Paris II,</em> 2012, oil on wood, 160 × 180 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (After Daises)</em>, 2011, oil on wood, 160 × 130 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Set Ajar)</em>, 2011, oil on wood, 60 × 70 cm<br><br> - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Night</em>), 2010, oil on wood, 90 × 110 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Lamp Bulbs III)</em>, 2009, oil on wood, 180 × 200 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Lamp Bulbs I)</em>, 2009, oil on wood, 180 × 200 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite<em>, Untitled (Lamp Bulbs II)</em>, 2009, oil on wood, 160 × 180 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Céu muito estrelado, 2009, oil on canvas, 30 × 40 cm</em><br><br> - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Li Canvas),</em> 2009, oil on wood, 90 × 110 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Untitled (Macacos)</em>, 2008, oil on wood, 160 × 180 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite,<em> A onda, 2008, </em>oil on canvas, 33 × 46 cm<br><br> - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Noronha com pedras</em>, 2006, oil on wood, 160 × 190 cm <br><br> - Mendes Wood DM
Patricia Leite, <em>Montanha Vermelha</em>, 2004, oil on wood, 110 × 79 cm - Mendes Wood DM
About

Navigating different references, Patricia Leite gives an outlet to her memories and latent affections through an extremely peculiar pictorial exercise. Bucolic scenes from trips or images extracted from videos that caught her attention trigger a process towards paintings that come into existence in a rare combination between seriousness and leniency. In her cohesive body of work, we find recurring echoes and resonances from themes and styles that are well represented in the history of art, such as landscape painting and pop art elements. However, these resources are always used as a support to express intimate manifestations that could be in a diary or in a map with organically collected and carefully edited images.

Vibrating between abstraction and figuration, her artworks deal with the movement from a solid state to an inconstant moment. If, on one hand, the use of large colour blocks on the absorbingly-rigid wood put us in front of imposing planes, on the other, everything that is there cannot be fully, let alone definitively, defined. What we have is an opening of light that outlines everything whilst leaving room for us to witness its constant transformations. We see the emergence of points of contact – that are always inexact – between the ethereal and matter. 

From striking colours – avocado green, solid tones of blue, etc. – to graphic frugality, the artist chooses her building blocks to portray the world in different levels of intensity. Behind her choices lays her desire to get closer to singular atmospheres and to touch sensations that surface from visual experiences, like basking in the sun in Minas Gerais, watching a carnival parade or contemplating nightfall on the beach.

Patricia Leite (Belo Horizonte, 1955) lives and works in Belo Horizonte. 
Her works has been included in institutional group exhibitions as Aprendendo Com Dorival Caymmi - Civilização Praieira, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2016); The Circus as a Parallel Universe, Kunsthalle Wien, Viena (2013); Procedente, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte (2008).

CV

Education
BA in Drawing and Printmaking by Escola de Belas Artes da UFMG 
Experimental Nucleo of Art directed by Amílcar de Castro
 
Solo Shows
2015

Saudades do Brasil, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2012
Fresta, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2009
Contra o Céu, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil
2008
Espuma do mar eternamente e a Pedra, Manoel Macedo Galeria de Arte, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2005–2006
Outra Praia, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2005
Pinturas, Gesto Gráfico Galeria de Arte, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1992
Centro Cultural Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1991
Fernando Pedro Escritório de Arte, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1990
Sala Corpo de Exposições, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1988
Galeria Minas Contemporânea, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1987
Galeria de Arte Vitrine, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1987
Itaú Galeria, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1986
Galeria de Arte do Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1984
Galeria Macunaíma, Funarte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 
Group Shows
2017

Neither., Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
2016
Toda janela é um projétil, é um projeto, é uma paisagem, Sim Galeria, Curitiba, Brazil
Aprendendo Com Dorival Caymmi - Civilização Praieira, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
2015
Femmes de Têtes, Femmes Esthètes, La vitrine am, Paris, France
2013
Noite Azul Elétrico, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2012
The Circus as a Parallel Universe, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2011
Estou aqui, Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo, Brazil
2010
Reveillon, Galeria Silvia Cintra+Box4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2008
Paralela, De perto e de longe, Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, São Paulo, Brazil
Procedente MAP: novas aquisições, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Turistas, Volver, Galeria Carminha Macedo, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2001
Setembro, Gesto Gráfico, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1999
Centro de Convivência da UFV, Viçosa, Brazil
1998
A Ponte, Salas Genesco Murta, Arlinda Correa Lima, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1997
Mês da Mulher, Casa de Cultura de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Prospecções / Arte nos Anos 80 e 90, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1996
Efeito Festival, Pace Galeria de Arte, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1994
Cor e Luz, Espaço Cultural Cemig, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Retrospectiva 5 Anos do Escritório de Arte Fernando Pedro, Museu Mineiro, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1992
Bonfim, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1991
Utopias Contemporâneas, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Dez Anos de Acervo, Coleção Centro Cultural Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bonfim, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1990
De um Time de Artistas Arte Copa 90, Centro Cultural UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Sexta Básica, Galeria Enquadros, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1989
Azulejos. Gravuras, Cerâmicas, Oficina Cerâmica Terra, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1988
Imagem Pública, Projeto vencedor da concorrência FIAT, Out-doors, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Descendo a Serra, Artistas Mineiros no Rio, Galeria Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Maltraçadas Linhas, Palácio das Artes – Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1987
Caminhos do Desenho Brasileiro, Museu de Arte do RGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
1986
Preciosidades para Colecionadores, Centro Cultural UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1985
Mostra Inauguração, Galeria Paulo Campos Guimarães, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
A Criança de Sempre, Espaço Cultural Cemig, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Velha Mania, Desenhos, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1984
Dez Artistas e um Computador, Fundação João Pinheiro, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1982
Núcleo Experimental de Arte, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1981
Quatro Artistas, Sala Corpo, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
 
Awards and Grants 
1990

XXII Salão Nacional, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1989
XXI Salão Nacional, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
VII Salão Paulista de Arte Contemporânea, Prêmio de Aquisição, Brazil
1988
VI Salão Paulista de Arte Contemporânea, Pavilhão da Bienal, Brazil
XX Salão de Arte, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1987
V Salão Paulista de Arte Contemporânea, Prêmio de Aquisição, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
XIV Salão Nacional, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1986
Salão Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Vll Mostra do Desenho Brasileiro Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Curitiba, Brazi
1985
Xll Salão Nacional, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Xll Salão Nacional da Fundação Clóvis Salgado, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1982
Salão Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Funarte/MAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 

Exhibitions
Patricia Leite Olha pro céu, meu amor
Neither.
Curated by Fernanda Brenner
Patricia Leite Saudade do Brasil
Noite Azul Elétrico
Patricia Leite Fresta
Publications
Pintura Brasileira Séc. XXI Patricia Leite, Paulo Nimer Pjota
2011
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