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Arrebol, Mendes Wood DM New York, USA, 2021
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About

Paula Siebra is a Brazilian painter born in Fortaleza, Ceará, in 1998. The artist focuses on images related to everyday life and scenes of intimacy using Brazilian northeastern culture as her starting point. Her paintings emerge from  the  exploration  of  established  themes  such  as  portraits,  landscapes  and  still  lifes.  These  motifs,  throughout  her  research,  acquire  a  peculiar  aspect: a certain simplification in the contours, added to a reduction in the contrast between chromatic tones, polarizing reality and reverie – as if the artist were daydreaming about ordinary life.

In addition to following a straightforward continuum from tradition, her paintings relate to an inherent visualness of her native land of Ceará and the Brazilian Northeast as a whole. She is particularly close to with folk art, since her interests encompass the synthetic form of clay objects, laces and  other  textile  works  such  as  crochet  and  embroidery,  as  well  as  the  geometric and colorful architectural features of traditional houses. Surrounding villages, household objects and anonymous faces are elements of the landscape in which the artist is immersed, appearing as if clothed by a light mist that covers everything - alternately concealing or revealing them.

Siebra first exhibited at the Brazil National Museum of Fine Arts, Rio de Janeiro (2017). Since then, she has participated in several other group shows in Rio de Janeiro, in institutions such as Centro Cultural Light (2018) and Centro Cultural Correios (2019). Her first solo show, entitled “Tenderness”, took place at Fábrica Bhering (2019), Rio de Janeiro, and she had her first show titled Arrebalde at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2020), followed by “Arrebol”, in New York (2021). She had her first residency in 2021 in Bruges, Belgium, which culminated in her show “O Soar das Horas”. The artist currently lives and works in Fortaleza.

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Solo Shows
2022
Lembrança de algum lugar, Sobrado Dr. José Lourenço, Fortaleza, Brazil
2021
O Soar das Horas, Nieuwe Gentweg 21, Bruges, Belgium
Arrebol, Mendes Wood DM, New York, USA
2020
Arrebalde, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2019
Ternura, Fábrica Bhering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Group Shows
2022
My reflection of you, The Perimeter, London, UK
2021
Corpo Ancestral – 21ª UNIFOR Plástica, Universidade de Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil
Male Nudes: a salon from 1800 to 2021, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2019

Orientações, Centro Cultural dos Correios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2018
Traços Brasileiros, Centro Cultural da Light (Grande Galeria), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sobre As Coisas Sem Nome, Centro Cultural da Light (Pequena Galeria), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2017
Reflexos, Museu Nacional de Belas-Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Exhibitions
Paula Siebra Noites de cetim
Paula Siebra O Soar das Horas
Paula Siebra Arrebol
Paula Siebra Arrebalde
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