Curated by Simon Watson, the exhibition Paulo Pasta: Luz, on view at Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo, brings together four large paintings — each flanked by medium-sized works that dialogue in color and composition. In the museum's cloister, an open space that forms the courtyard in religious buildings, installations from the artist's own studio are arranged.
Over the years, Paulo Pasta's (1959, Ariranha, SP) practice has evolved into a meditation on color, space and light. With little variation, his compositional fields suggest a framework with architectural pillars, entablatures, and beams. The ongoing dialogue with Giorgio Morandi and Alfredo Volpi is an invitation to meet the world of walls and facades lush in color and serene in structure.