Brazil has a vibrant art world that can also be found and admired in the small commercial galleries found throughout the country.
The art of Brazil is something to be appreciated but above all enjoyed by the visitor. It is art that you may want to buy as a reminder of time spent in Brazil. Leave the Great Masters to the formal galleries of Europe and the US; they are not of the Brazilian spirit.
Commercial art galleries are a Brazilian way of life. You pass one, you enter, you appreciate. If you like something, and have the money, you buy it.
We have asked our good friends at Ronya, one of Brazil’s leading experts in sourcing, acquiring, and maintaining art, to come up with some suggestions of the commercial art galleries in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro where you can find some of the best and most interesting contemporary and modern Brazilian art and discover new emerging talents.
You can find the Rio list in the Museum & Galleries section of Rio: The Guide.
Ronya’s pick for São Paulo is:
- Berenice Arvani
- Emma Thomas
- Luisa Strina
- Mendes Wood DM
- Nara Roesler