February 3 – May 18, 2020
Contemporary Art Gallery, Espinasse31, returns to Monaco at the Méridien Beach Plaza lobby
presenting a solo exhibition of the Brazilian artist Jotape. “Abstroworld” will feature a series of
paintings which aim to immerse the viewer in the paradoxical world of abstraction from February
3rd to May 18th 2020.
Joaquim Correa Pereira, in art Jotape, is a Brazilian-born artist, active between Miami and Sao
Paulo. The artist’s works, created through color and resin, could be defined as abstract paintings
with pop effects. He is recognized for the intensity of his works, with profusion of symbols and
scratches in complex and random designs. They are simplifications of reality, where details are
eliminated from recognizable objects leaving only the essence of the feeling. He paints when happy,
sad, in love or when he is heartbroken.
Jotape’s paintings are pure reflections of his life journey, and although it comes through as
figurative abstractions, the paintings represent things that are not visual, such as emotions, sound, or
spiritual experiences. The Artist's intentions are to provoke emotion and invite people through his
Today, in our fast-paced digital world, the need to create cult status in a saturated market drives
increasing demand for the 'new', which frequently sees fashion houses looking beyond their own
front doors for inspiration. Fashion designers are curious about shape and form, fascinated by color,
intrigued by social, historical and cultural references. Jotape seemingly inspires the most notorious
fashion brands of today’s industry such as Superga in Brazil, creating unique collections for the
opening of the Brazilian shops.
Among some of his more passionate collectors are Brazilian politicians and several private
collectors in Miami.
Among the others: Emerson Fittipaldi (F1 World Champion) and Instituto Ayrton Senna.