© Casa Triângulo / Photography: Filipe Berndt

Since graduating in Fine Arts from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado little over a decade ago, Rodolpho Parigi (1977) is on the rise. The São Paulo-based painter has made a name for himself with colour-infused paintings, often fusing botanical forms and abstract shapes in an intricately constructed yet bold narrative that also references an eclectic mix of topics and themes. The Brazilian artist has landed his first solo exhibition at Casa Triângulo – called Untitled, and curated by the venue’s influential artistic director Ivo Mesquita – presents a set of paintings and drawings that allows visitors a full exploration of his flamboyant creative prowess.

The compositions of Parigi’s paintings are predominantly centred and give rise to a vertigo within the image, spaces that are closed off for an orgy of colours and lines that stir a wide spectrum of signs and visual references – history of art, design, advertising, pop culture, queer culture, botany, zoology, anatomy – creating a world where hierarchy is abolished and everything has equal significance. Parigi shows a continued interest in saturated surfaces and optical effects, and a taste for artifice and excessive ornamentation, featuring layers of paint marked by bright colours. The development of a highly personal aesthetic and creative lingo have allowed the artist to stand out in the contemporary Brazilian art scene (on through May 26). Location: Casa Triângulo, Rua Estados Unidos 1324 (Jardim América).

© Casa Triângulo / Photography: Filipe Berndt