b. 1982
  • Brazil
Turnover 2023
Record Sale
$USD 21

Dalton Paula is a prominent contemporary artist from Brazil, recognized for his thought-provoking works that explore themes of identity, race, and social dynamics. Hailing from the city of Brasília, Paula’s art serves as a powerful reflection of the complex realities of urban life in Brazil, particularly for Afro-Brazilians.

His artistic practice spans across various mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation. Through his nuanced approach, Paula sheds light on the experiences of marginalized communities, offering a platform for their voices and narratives to be heard and acknowledged within the broader social discourse.

Paula’s work often incorporates elements of everyday life, incorporating found objects, symbols, and imagery that resonate deeply with his subjects. By intertwining personal stories with broader socio-political contexts, he creates a rich tapestry of visual storytelling that challenges viewers to confront their own perceptions and biases.

In addition to his artistic practice, Dalton Paula is actively involved in cultural initiatives and community outreach programs, leveraging art as a tool for social change and empowerment. Through exhibitions, workshops, and collaborations, he strives to foster dialogue, empathy, and understanding across diverse communities, ultimately advocating for greater inclusivity and equity within society.

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Pinacoteca de São Paulo, and the Museum of Art of São Paulo (MASP).


Auction Record

Dalton PAULA

As Mãos, 2023
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated 2003 lower left.
30 x 40 cm.

Auction: March 19, 2024
Lot 027

Estimate: $ 13.528 – $ 17.394 USD
Last bid: $ 20.875,00 USD

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