ALCIDES PEREIRA DOS SANTOS

BIOGRAPHY

Alcides [ Alcides Pereira dos Santos ]

1932, Rui Barbosa | BA - Brazil

2007, São Paulo | SP - Brazil

Alcides was born in Bahia. He moved to Mato Grosso at the age of 18 in 1950 where he settled. Having grown up doing exhausting farm work, he experimented as a shoemaker, barber and bricklayer before practicing the art of painting. According to Aline Figueiredo (1977), at the age of 19, “he reaches the greatest revelations of his life: religion and painting”. Since 1992, he lived in São Paulo where he died on July 8, 2007. Being an evangelical, Alcides believed that art was a gift from God. As a result, his painting reflected a vision of human life through nature via the cultivation of the mutual relationship between land and livestock. The symbolic representation of Alcides was not limited to humanity’s use of the divine gifts of the earth. Technology and the life of the cities must also reveal the praise for Creation through the flagrant of the day-to-day, without any hint of proselytism or explicit representation of the supernatural. And so, he paints a series of paintings based on the 7-day creation of the world incorporating biblical captions to the works: “God said: Let there be dry land, there is grass, and trees and flowers”.

Therefore, the serenity of his landscapes of the 70s remains unchanged in the 80s and 90s. However, the graphic and geometric nature of his work is accentuated by the human figure (as in the 70s) in a field of small-scale composition where the whole of the landscape is a macro creation that matters. Alcides works are part of the collection of the Afrobrasil Museum in São Paulo and the Museum of Popular Art of the Cultural Center of São Francisco, in João Pessoa, Paraíba. His works are also in important private collections.

Source: “Pequeno Dicionário do Povo Brasileiro” – Lélia Coelho Frota

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Individual Exhibitions:


2013 Alcides' poetic machines, Galeria Estação, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2007 Alcides: means of transport and other stories, Galeria Estação, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1973 Alcides, Augusto Rodrigues’ studio, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


 


Collective Exhibitions:


2018 Leda Catunda and Alcides: “Where we are and where are we going to”, Galeria Estação, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2014 Tatu: Futebol, Adversidade e Cultura da Caatinga, Art Museum of Rio - Mar, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


2014 Almost figure, almost shape, Galeria Estação, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2014 Vivid Memories Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France


2013 CROSSED WORLDS: ART AND POPULAR IMAGINARY, MAM, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


2013 Brazilian Customs Snafu, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, USA


2012 - 2013 Janete Costa “Um Olhar”, Janete Costa Museum, Niterói, RJ, Brazil


2012 Histoires de Voir, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, France


2010 Puras Misturas Exhibition, Brazilian Cultures Pavilion, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2010 Brazilian art: Beyond the System, Galeria Estação, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2009 Art Madrid Fair, Pabellón de Cristal, Madrid, Spain


2006 Imaginary Brazil, Galeria Estação, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2006 Asas do Imaginário, Galeria Brasiliana, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2005 Brazilian, Brazilians, Afro Brasil Museum, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2004-2005 Form, Color and Expression: a collection of Brazilian art, Galeria Estação, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2002 Pop Brasil - Popular Art and the Popular in Art, Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2001 Brazil + 500 Rediscovery Exhibition, Mercês Convent, São Luís, MA, Brazil


2000 Brazil + 500 Rediscovery Exhibition, Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1995 Os Herdeiros da Noite, Belo Horizonte Culture Center, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil


1995 Os Herdeiros da Noite, Espaço Cultural 508 - Sul, Brasília, DF, Brazil


1994 Os Herdeiros da Noite, Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1989 Momentos da República na Arte Mato-Grossense, Museum of Art and Popular Culture at UFMT Cuiabá, MT, Brazil


1988 Negra Sensibilidade, Museum of Art and Popular Culture, UFMT, Cuiabá, MT, Brazil


1988 Pantanal references in Painting in Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, Solar Grandjean de Montigny, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


1988 Pantanal references in painting in Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1987 6th Salon of Fine Arts of Mato Grosso do Sul, Cultural Center - 3rd prize, Campo Grande, MS, Brazil


1983 6th National Salon of Fine Arts, MAM, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


1982 Popular Painting, Brasiliana Gallery, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1981 Brazil / Cuiabá: Cabocla Painting, Cultural Foundation of Brasília, Brasília, DF, Brazil


1981 Brazil / Cuiabá: Cabocla Painting, MAM, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


1981 Brazil / Cuiabá: Cabocla Painting, MAM, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1980 Primitives of Mato Grosso, MASP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1979 36º Salão Paranaense, Teatro Guaíra, Curitiba, PR, Brazil


1979 4º Salão Jovem Arte Mato-Grossense da Fundação Cultural de Mato Grosso - grand prize, Cuiabá, MT, Brazil


1978 3rd Salão Jovem Arte Mato-Grossense da Fundação Cultural de Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, MT, Brazil


1978 Mato-Grossense Art, Museum of Art and Popular Culture, UFMT, Cuiabá, MT, Brazil


1978 I Latin American Biennial, Biennial Foundation, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1978 The Circus, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1977 Santeiros Imaginário, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1974 Brasil Senegal Contemporary Art Exhibition, MAM, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


1974 Four Artists from Pernambuco in Brasília, Brasília, DF, Brazil


1973 Fransciscana, Ranulpho Gallery, Recife, PE, Brazil


1972 The Creative Spirit of the Brazilian People, Itamaraty Palace, Brasília, DF, Brazil


1972 Salão dos Novos, MAC (3rd Prize), Olinda, PE, Brazil


 


Public Collections: 


MAM - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


AfroBrasil Museum, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


Nemirovsky Foundation, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA


 


Selected Publications:


2012 Janete Costa Um Olhar, Janete Costa Museum, Niterói, RJ, Brazil


2007 Viva a Cultura Viva do Povo Brasileiro, Afro Brasil Museum, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2005 Brazilian, Brazilians - Afro Brasil Museum, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2002 POP Brazil | Popular art and popular in the art, Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2000 Rediscovery Exhibition - Brazil 500 years | Popular Art, Takano Editora, Brazil


1995 Os Herdeiros da Noite: fragments of the black imaginary: 300 years of Zumbi, Ministry of Culture, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1984 Tradition and Rupture, synthesis of Brazilian art and culture, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1974 7 Brasileiros e seu universo | artes ofícios origens permanências, national government publication, Brasília, DF, Brazil


 

EXHIBITIONS

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SP-Arte 2014

02.03.2014 - 06.03.2014
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Brazil Art Fair 2013

04.12.2013 - 08.12.2013
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são paulo

Alcides | means of transport and other stories.

05.07.2007 - 29.09.2007
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Outsider Art Fair - New York

08.05.2014 - 11.05.2014
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SP Arte 2015

09.04.2015 - 12.04.2015
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são paulo

Brazilian Art: beyond the system

09.09.2010 - 13.11.2010
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SP-ARTE 2012

10.05.2012 - 13.05.2012
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são paulo

Alcides' poetic machines

12.11.2013 - 20.12.2013
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SP Arte 2009

14.05.2009 - 17.05.2009
encerrado
são paulo

Leda Catunda e Alcides | Where we are and where we are going

14.06.2018 - 14.08.2018
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Histoires de Voir – Show and Tell | 2012

15.05.2012 - 21.10.2012
encerrado
são paulo

Janete Costa: A Glance

16.12.2012 - 31.03.2013
encerrado
são paulo

Almost a figure, almost a shape

21.08.2014 - 10.10.2014
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Outsider Art Fair - New York 2015

29.01.2015 - 05.02.2015