Why Everyone Wants (and Needs) Brazilian Artist Marina Perez Simão’s Dreamlike Landscapes Right Now

Marina Perez Simão, Untitled, 2021. © Marina Perez Simão Courtesy of the artist, Mendes Wood DM, and Pace Gallery.

The past two years have had many of us not only dreaming of our next vacations, but also looking to more expansive and extraordinary territories—to landscapes of memory, emotion, spirituality, and imagination. We’ve been scouting locations for more clarity, for metaphysical understanding, for what is most important.

Brazilian artist Marina Perez Simão outlines these landscapes in her paintings, gliding between figuration and abstraction, showing us colors and shapes we understand so that we can begin mapping out realms beyond our grasp.

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