photo: Samuel Esteves
Bruno Novelli, 1980, Brasil. Lives and works in São Paulo.
Bruno Novelli’s paintings and videos expand a constellation of saturated and enigmatic images, in which otherworldly entities, northern figures, dynamic geometric forms, and an encrypted alphabet strangely align. His recent artistic production evokes infinite sensations within an universe of excess and frenzy. A founder of the Universidade Autoindicada por Entidades Livres (Self-Indicated by Free Entities University), created to articulate interdisciplinary artistic research, Novelli is also co-founder of Metagrafismo (Metagraphism), an experimental collective which explores the graphic potentialities associated to metalinguistics. The artist has a deep interest in Amazonian rituals, the practice of painting, and experimentations with animated gifs.
Novelli (a.k.a. 9LI) had his first solo shows in Porto Alegre, where he grew up and begun his career. After showing at Goethe Institut in Porto Alegre a series of international exhibitions followed, in countries as various as England, Denmark, Spain, Japan, and USA. In 2010, Novelli integrated the São Paulo edition of TRANSFER, in the Pavilion of Brazilian Culture at Ibirapuera Park and a solo show at Galeria Thomas Cohn. Recently he has participated in exhibitions at Fundacion OSDE (Buenos Aires), Centro Nacional de Las Artes (CENART - Mexico) and at the Museu da Imagem e do Som (MIS) in São Paulo. He is currently preparing his first solo show at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
FONTE RADIANTE. ESPM - Porto Alegre, Brazil. May 31 - July 19, 2014.
Materia Radiante - David Smith Gallery. Denver, Colorado, USA. August 14 - September 13, 2014.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
LUX TENEBRIS. Galeria Logo, São Paulo, Brazil. May, 2012.
Selected Group Exhibitions:
MITOVÍDEOS. MIS - Museu da Imagem e do Som. Sao Paulo, Brazil. July 11, 2014.
Cosmovideografias Latinoamaricanas. CENART - Centro Nacional de Las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico. June 20 - july 20, 2013.