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Marina Perez Simão, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 19-3/4" × 15-3/4" (50 cm × 40 cm) © Marina Perez Simão

Marina Perez Simão

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Photography by Bruno Leão

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b. 1980, Vitória, Brazil

Marina Perez Simão has developed a working process based fundamentally on the accumulation and juxtaposition of memories and images.

By combining personal experiences and multiple references stemming from fields such as philosophy, literature, and journalism, the artist collects certain narratives in order to edit them through pictorial means that do not belong to any predefined language; rather, they develop with an organic practice, which combines thematic density and a delicate treatment.

Simão uses a variety of techniques, such as collage, drawing, and oil painting, as starting points in order to marry interior and exterior landscapes, she composes visual journeys that sometimes traverse the unknown, the abstract and the nebulous, but also include visions and memories.

Simão’s work is held in several public collections worldwide, including the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Étienne in France, The Ekard Collection in the Netherlands, and the Samdani Art Foundation in Bangladesh, as well as the Speed Art Museum in Kentucky and the University of Chicago in the United States.

Marina Perez Simão, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 26" × 37-1/4" (66 cm × 94.5 cm)
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Marina Perez Simão, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 56-1/4" × 74-3/4" (143 cm × 190 cm) © Marina Perez Simão

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Marina Perez Simão, Untitled, 2019, oil on canvas, 52-3/4" × 72-1/2" (134 cm × 184.2 cm) © Marina Perez Simão

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Marina Perez Simão, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 57-1/8" × 52-3/4" (145 cm × 134 cm) © Marina Perez Simão

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Marina Perez Simão, Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 15-3/4" × 19-3/4" (40 cm × 50 cm) © Marina Perez Simão