About the Artist

Paula Gasparini De Oliveira Santos (GDOS) 

Work in Progress: 

First Novel: "When Birds Listen" 

Stay tuned for more information on novel release! 

Newest Painting Series: "Giving Strength to Silence":


Education

Naropa Universtiy: Masters in Art Therapy

Pitzer College: The Claremont Colleges Bachelors of Arts 2011 - Claremont, CA

Toschi Instituto d'Arte 2010 - Parma, Italy

 

 


Exhibitions

2017/July: Downtown Longmont Second Friday LPC Art Bar, Longmont, CO- Group Exhibition

2017/April: Art Realty, Boulder, CO--Group Private Exhibition

2017/February: Art Bravo Exhibition, Ft. Lauderdale, FL--Group Exhibition

2016/August: Nalanda Gallery: Boulder "Finding Peace in Chaos"--Solo Exhibition

2015/September: Art Serve Gallery: Ft.Lauderdale  "Art Brazil"--Group Exhibition

2014/October: Banco do Brasil Art Series: Miami, FL "Art Speaks for Itself"--Group Exhibition

2014/ September: Art Serve Gallery: Ft.Lauderdale, FL "Art Brazil"--Group Exhibition (AWARDED BEST IN SHOW)

2013/ June: Galleria Exhibition Art: Fano, Italy "Lasciando False Speranze"--Solo Exhibition

2013/ February: Maui Tropical Plantation: Kahului, Hawaii "Maui Open Studios"--Group Exhibition

2013/ February: Independent Venue: Hana, HI "Contained"--Solo Exhibition

2012/June: Het Entrepôt: Brugge, Belgium "Petank"--Group Exhibition

2012/ May: Wynwood Building: Miami, FL "A White Page"--Solo Exhibition

2012/December: Art Basel: Miami, FL "Parallax Art Fair"--Group Exhibition

2011/ August: Citibank Fundraiser: Key Biscayne, FL "From Island to Island"--Solo Exhibition

2011/ April: Pitzer College Galleries: Claremont, CA "Phenogenesis: An Evolution of Art"-- Group Exhibition

 

 

 


Artist Statement 

 

All of my paintings regard an identity, of the individual in society. I discover images through sensitivity, intuition, and even a naiveness of the world--I lean towards the raw side of emotion and expression. My work tends to display strokes of abstract expressionism mixed with the calligraphy of graffiti and journaling. 

    My colors pair with one another to resemble the colorful lyrical heritage of my home country of Brazil. My figures stand alone in landscapes that seem to crave a horizon, entrapped by words and thoughts. I paint every painting without a goal or desire, I paint simply to try and encapsulate what I am feeling at each given moment.

     My paintings have been known to take hard emotions and transform them into peace. The artwork witnesses confusions and transforms it into wisdom. Pain is revealed, only to be transformed into beauty. Colors become gateways into life, and the images are doors into the human existence. My artwork is personal, and yet expansively human.