Marina Perez Simão has developed a working process based fundamentally on the accumulation and juxtaposition of memories and images.
By combining personal experiences and multiple references stemming from fields such as philosophy, literature, and journalism, the artist collects certain narratives in order to edit them through pictorial means that do not belong to any predefined language; rather, they develop with an organic practice, which combines thematic density and a delicate treatment.
Simão uses a variety of techniques, such as collage, drawing, and oil painting, as starting points in order to marry interior and exterior landscapes, she composes visual journeys that sometimes traverse the unknown, the abstract and the nebulous, but also include visions and memories.
Her recent selected exhibitions include Sonia Gomes & Marina Perez Simão, Pace, East Hampton (2020); Éveils Maritimes, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2020); Landscapes of the South, Mendes Wood DM New York (2020); Veredas, Mendes Wood DM São Paulo...(2019); Our dog-eyes, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2018); Miniature, Embassy of Brazil, Rome (2016).
Simão’s work is held in several public collections worldwide, including the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Étienne in France, The Ekard Collection in the Netherlands, and the Samdani Art Foundation in Bangladesh, as well as the Speed Art Museum in Kentucky and the University of Chicago in the United States.