Dialéctica Tropical

About Pedro Varela

Pedro Varela’s paintings and installations depict dense, graphic urban landscapes in a range of media, including acrylic, ballpoint and felt tip pens, and multicolored vinyl stickers applied to the walls, floors, and stairs of gallery spaces. Featuring architecture, minarets, small islands, and shrubs, Varela’s urban environments consist of the outlines of historical buildings as well as imaginary ones, and sometimes include monochromatic planes and colorful roads that run along gallery floors, connecting different spaces. He also produces three-dimensional models of fictional cities composed of paper, wood, and acrylic, and blue paintings of imaginary groupings of plants and flowers.

Brazilian, b. 1981, Niterói, Brazil, based in Petrópolis, Brazil

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Pedro Varela, Zipper Galeria, São Paulo
2013
Pedro Varela, Zipper Galeria, São Paulo

Group Shows on Artsy

2014
Lines in Space – three approaches to the drawing, ECCO - Espaço Cultural Contemporâneo, Brasília