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Pipoca

Exhibiting Address

82 Cavendish Road, Colliers Wood SW19 2EU

Opening Dates

September: 21, 22

Gallery

Personal statement

Pipoca (Paola De Ramos) was born in Curitiba, Brazil in 1986. The artist has already shown her work in exhibitions in London, including The Portico Gallery, St. George’s Town Hall, Camden Arts Centre, in Brazil, Atelier Soma and Casa Selvática, in other countries as Russia, Portugal, Estonia and Finland. In 2012, Pipoca gave a lecture about her work and performed at University of East Anglia. In 2015, she organized and curated an exhibition in her mother’s home in Brazil themed and called Lar/Home. There she has shown more than forty artists working in different medium and coming from diverse backgrounds. She received her BFA in Fine Art at Slade School of Fine Art in 2013, in London and MA in Visual Culture and Contemporary art, in Helsinki, Finland, in 2018. Pipoca is based in London.

Artistic Statement

I create performance and installation to stimulate body sensation and perception, challenging people’s notion of their private and public psychological space. Most of my work is charged with intense colours, complex combination of different materials and with a pitch of sour humour. Also, I collaborated with artist Bea Bonafini organizing sensorial dinners combining installation, performance, colour, taste and social behaviour. Recently, I have been experimenting with natural materials and environments, trying to re-connect with my intuition, places and others. As offering coloured natural juices with unique holistic qualities at exhibition Cornucopia, in London, or making masks and performances to communicate with other selves and beings, in Finland. All my works are born in her subjective and inner questions brought up on her daily life; throughout the process, they lose their personal approach to open up for more political and socially engaging actions. Because I am constantly rethinking my place as an artist, citizen and human being, I am constantly challenging myself trying different mediums and concepts.

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art installation, surreal, colour, playfulness, painting, sculpture, video, performance art.