Zéh Palito
Lives & Works in São Paulo, Brazil
Zéh Palito is a storyteller and cultural observer who provides insight into contemporary African diasporic life. Adorned with gold and jewels, shells, exotic fruits, and flowers, the figures in his paintings demand the viewer’s attention, represented as autonomous protagonists of their own stories. Each figure is positioned in a stance of power that illustrates a positive self-identity and pays homage to a rich cultural heritage. Combined with the use of bright colours, each figure demonstrates confidence, satisfaction, and self-assurance through their mere existence. Zéh Palito will be presented by Luce Gallery.
Zéh Palito, Professional Dreamers, 2022, Acrylic on Canvas, 165,6 x 152,4 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Luce Gallery, Turin (Italy).