Sao Paulo – Sao Paulo, Brazil – 1990
Lives and works in Sao Paulo and Itatiba, Brazil
Paulo Lobo (1990, SP, Brazil) earned his BA in Fine Art from FAAP (São Paulo, BR) in 2015. In his multidisciplinary research, that starts from inquiring his relationship with painting, he explores the fields of sculpture, literature, video, action and photography stressing their potential of joint construction and the political possibility of their points of contact.
He worked as an assistant to the artist Nuno Ramos between 2015-2017, with whom he held 3 major exhibitions, Houyhnhnhnms (Estação Pinacoteca 2015), O direito a preguiça (CCBB BH 2016) and O Globo da morte de tudo (Sesc Pompeia 2016). As a founder of Ateliê São in 2017 in an old factory building in the neighborhood of Cambuci, São Paulo, he spent the first 3 years of activity focusing on developing his own work – today, the studio has 11 artists sharing the 700m2 space. He also assisted the artist Janaina Tschape in a 3000x1500cm mural, specially made for Sesc Guarulhos in the outskirts of São Paulo in 2018. In 2020, he moved to Itatiba and started the construction of a new way of working: outdoors, where the exploration of scales, forms and interactions proposed in the in his former large scale studio is expanded in the search for other limits – in direct dialogue with nature.
In 2020 he also ran as a councilman for the city of São Paulo with the Rede Sustentabilidade party, focusing on environmental policy and reforestation. In the same year he started the dramaturgy project Um Pássaro Canta, finalized and printed in 2021. The book brings five dramaturgies that are based on visual series developed by the artist in the last years of work in São Paulo’s studio. Currently, the artist divides himself between the Ateliê São, in São Paulo, and Ateliê Chão, in Itatiba. Among his next works we can highlight the group show Do sagrado e do profano (Sacred and profane) at Karla Osório Gallery in Brasília (June/2021) and the launch of his first publication Um Pássaro Canta at the independent space Olhão in São Paulo.