Alberto Pitta is featured in an exhibition at Carmo Johnson Projects

With the exhibition of 24 works by Alberto Pitta, the show Eternidade Buried and the result of the artist’s reflection during the pandemic

Obras Asas da Liberdade, Caçada e Segredo nas cabaças (esquerda para direita na imagem).
Construction Wings of Freedom, Hunt and Secret in gourds (left to right in image).

The exhibition, titled Alberto Pitta: buried eternity, presents, for the first time to the São Paulo public, the 24 canvases painted by the artist Alberto Pitta during the pandemic. The exhibition will open tomorrow, May 7th, at 11 am in the Casa Cunha Lima, where the headquarters of the Carmo Johnson Projects

Constructions hunter 1, from the series In Prison Times, Albert Pitta.

If we only look at the Pitta canvases placed on the walls of Casa Cunha Lima, we already find a work of art in itself. The house, designed by Joaquim Guedes, who was a friend of Lina Bo Bardi, is a charming and enchanting environment, with a floor covered in nostalgic tiles. Encompassing the color palette that moves between shades of brown, beige, yellow and gold, passing through the red and blue of Pitta's works, the walls reflect a light that matches the house, as if they had been produced especially for their environments. 

Work Secret in the gourds, Alberto Pitta, 2020.

Alberto Pitta is known for the colorful prints he creates for the fabrics of afro-blocks in savior. With the works shown in this exhibition, Pitta sought to reframe symbols and themes that were already present in his prints: the origin of the world and men, cave paintings, cavemen and also the interpretation of these themes from the perspective of African culture. 

Casa Cunha Lima seen from the outside.

The show's title was inspired by a poem written by Waly Salomão, with whom Pitta was a friend. According to Renato Menezes, art historian and curator of the show, “the title refers, on the one hand, to fossils, remnants of the past crystallized in the present, which challenge the finitude of life and emphasize the transformation of matter. On the other hand, it also refers to isolation, recollection and the environment of the house, which became a cave in times of pandemic seclusion”.

During the visit, it is possible to observe, through the transparencies and hollow spaces that structure the house, how Pitta's works tell stories that continue those started in his famous prints. 


Alberto Pitta: buried eternity

Location: Carmo Johnson Projects

Address: Rua Silvio Portugal, 193, Pacaembu – São Paulo

Date: from May 7 to June 30, 2022

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 11am to 8pm. 

Admission: free

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