Gravura Brasileira

Body, mapping

Body, mapping

De 14/5/2022 a 18/7/2022






Body, mapping

solo exhibition by Paulo Camillo Penna

Gravura Brasileira Art Gallery

May 14 - July 8, 2022


In his third solo show at the Gravura Brasileira gallery, artist Paulo Camillo Penna brings together around 40 works in photography, drawing, woodcut and painting carried out in the years 2021 and 2022.

Penna wanders the streets of Sao Paulo, as well as he cuts the wood plate with his gouge, slowly drags his brush or scratches the pencil on a sheet of paper. Just as blood circulates through the body, the artist wanders through the city and in these walks he reflects on the landscape, its substance and the layers that make up its rich and tumultuous history.

The cut in the wood brings light to the image. Searching for Itororo stream, covered, channeled and disappeared over decades of human domination over the landscape, Penna rediscovers the anatomy of the body, the cracks that open between the buildings and viaducts and the small points of light that appear in Sao Paulo cloudy and polluted sky. 


Congratulations to Paulo Camillo Penna for being one of the recipients of the 2022 "Individual Support Grant" from the Gottlieb Foundation


About Paulo Camillo Penna

Paulo Camillo Penna lives and works in São Paulo where he was born in 1970,. Doctor in Arts at the University of São Paulo. He did postgraduate studies at the Byam Shaw School of Arts in London. Since 2006, he coordinates the Lasar Segall Museum Printmaking Studio. He is the owner, with Adalgisa Campos, of Casatelie, an independent space for the production, teaching and sale of art in São Paulo. He has had individual exhibitions, the most recent being "Drawing, flux, image" at the Oswald de Andrade Cultural Workshops, "A Senhoria" in the window of the Lasar Segall Museum at Metro Santa Cruz - SP, "Hora Absurda" at Gravura Brasileira - SP, "A intended”, at Centro Universitário Maria Antonia - SP and “Figuren aus Brasilien” at Galerie Wildeshausen - Wildeshausen, Germany. He regularly participates in group exhibitions, including "Xilo, Corpo e landscape" - SESC Guarulhos and SESC Pinheiros, "Gravura Extrema - Europalia Brasil" - Le Center de la Gravure et de l`Image Imrimée - La Louvière, Belgium; “Contemporary Brazilian Recorders”, traveling exhibition at Hillyer Art Space Washington, USA; Fundacion Sebastian and Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca, Mexico; “Vème Biennale Internationale de la Gravure D`Ile de France”, Versailles, France; “Impressões” – Santander Cultural de Porto Alegre and “Do Cordel à Galeria” – Art Museum of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand. He carried out public art projects, including: "Projeto Pélago" and "Projeto Tamanduateí" in the city of São Paulo. It has works in private and public collections, such as Pinacoteca o Estado de São Paulo; Brazilian Art Museum, SP and Dragão do Mar Museum of Contemporary Art, Fortaleza.



About  Galeria Gravura Brasileira

Established in 1998 by architect Eduardo Besen, “Gravura Brasileira” is the only art gallery in Brazil dedicated to original prints and printmaking. One of the gallery’s original objectives is to portray historical and contemporary Brazilian prints exhibitions, as well as, to organize workshops and lectures. Visitors can also view our collection that has more than 3000 pieces by about 250 artists from all over the country and abroad.

Since its foundation, Gravura Brasileira has shown works by young and renowned artists, artist’s books and editions, rare prints from private collections and works by foreign studios. Our collection is a testimony of Brazil’s great tradition in printmaking.



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