Larissa de Souza
Lives & Works in São Paulo, Brazil
A self-taught artist, Larissa de Souza explores different materials and visual languages through painting. Her work is centred around depicting Afro-Brazilian women within the public and private spheres. Drawing upon collective narratives and experiences, both real and imagined, her works navigate between the themes of memory, body, desire and ancestry. Throughout her practice, de Souza preserves communal memories on canvas and resists the historical erasure of Afro-Brazilian culture. She incorporates a range of techniques and materials within her work including resin frames, collage, fabric, found objects, and embroidery.  de Souza has exhibited widely within Brazil, and internationally. Her work is collected by public institutions including the Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro and Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), São Paulo. Her first solo exhibition in the United States was presented in 2023 by albertz benda in New York, and a second solo presentation with the gallery is planned for 2024 in Los Angeles. Larissa de Souza will be presented by albertz benda.
Larissa de Souza, Não ser eu, para ser aceita, 2022, Acrylic on linen, 149 x 129.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist and albertz benda.

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