Meet The Others: Paula do Prado
The Game Changers. The Rule Breakers. The Innovators. Discover some of the fantastic emerging talent showcasing their work at The Other Art Fair.
The Other Art Fair Sydney artist Paula do Prado draws on her Afro-Uruguayan heritage to create her drawings and sculptures. As a collection, Paula’s work explores notions of identity, privilege, authenticity and belonging.
How would you describe your artwork?
I would describe my work as tactile, decorative and colourful.
What does making art mean to you?
Art making for me means the freedom to create, express myself and imagine fantastical possibilities fusing past present and futur
How did you get started making art?
I’ve always been creative but it wasn’t until I went back to university to study at art school that I began to consciously make and exhibit art
What is it like to be a part of The Other Art Fair?
Being part of The Other Art Fair is an amazing experience and opportunity to show alongside and meet other artists but also to connect to an broad audience that I don’t think you would otherwise gain export to. It is a place to meet and talk to savvy art collectors, art consultants and other art industry people as well as the general public and people who just love art.
What is your favourite piece for sale on your SA profile and why?
My favourite piece for sale on my Saatchi Art profile is Miss Rio Negro. I love working with cloth to re-interepret the spiritual and female form. Miss Rio Negro is part of a series of artworks that I love for its connection to my Afro-Uruguayan culture, the black female body and the spirits of the ancestors. I love her tactility, the fringing at her sides in particular that you can imagine swinging wildly if she were dancing or they could almost be wings. Her pom pom crown is pretty special too!