Bruno Novelli, 1980, Brasil. Lives and works in São Paulo.


Bruno Novelli’s paintings and videos expand a constellation of saturated and mysterious 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.

Selected solo shows: Materia Radiante (David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, Colorado), Fonte Radiante (Espaco Cultural ESPM/RS, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2014), Lux Tenebris (LOGO gallery, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012) and solo at Galeria Thomas Cohn (São Paulo, 2010). Selected collective shows: Cosmovideografias Latinoamaricanas (CENART - Centro Nacional de Las Artes, Mexico City, 2013), BARRO DEL PARAISO (Fundacion OSDE, Buenos Aires, 2012), TRANSFER (Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras, São Paulo, 2010) and the collective project entitled Desconstruindo Gigantes (Goethe Institut, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2005) as the winner of the Prêmio de Artes Plásticas do Goethe Institute de Porto Alegre, 2005.


Francine Kath
São Paulo, 2013.