Text by Osman Can Yerebakan and Fernanda Brenner and Pedro Mendes, Contributions by Solange Pessoa
The first international monograph of one of the most exciting painters working in Brazil today, Marina Perez Simão.
Marina Perez Simão (1981–) is an internationally recognized contemporary artist who uses a variety of techniques, such as collage, drawing, watercolor, and oil painting, as starting points to combine interior and exterior landscapes. She composes visual journeys that sometimes traverse the unknown, the abstract, and the nebulous, but which also include visions and memories.
Simão’s work is held in several public collections worldwide, including the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, in Saint-Étienne, France; the Ekard Collection in the Netherlands; the Samdani Art Foundation in Bangladesh; the Sifang Art Museum in China; the Speed Art Museum in Kentucky; and the Dallas Museum of Art, among others.
About The Author
Osman Can Yerebakan is a freelance culture writer and curator based in New York. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, the Paris Review, Artforum, Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, New York Magazine, ArtNet, Art in America, Playboy, art + agenda, the Village Voice, Interview, Town and Country, and Architectural Digest among others. Solange Pessoa is a contemporary artist. She lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Fernanda Brenner is a curator and writer. She is the founder and artistic director of Pivô, a non-profit art space in São Paulo. Pedro Mendes is a gallerist and one of the founders of the gallery Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo, Brussels, New York).