About James Kudo
James Kudo’s work is based—directly or obliquely—on his experience growing up in Novo Oriente, Brazil during the 1970s, which was razed and flooded for the construction of a hydroelectric power station. As a result, many of Kudo’s themes revolve around urban development, changes in the landscape, and the clash between technological advancement and nature. The images in his work—which include architectural spaces, bodies, flora, and fauna, rendered in a vivid palette of acrylic paint—are fragmented and overlapping, suggesting a constant state of flux and struggle.
Brazilian, b. 1967, Pereira Barreto, Brazil, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil