Paulo Monteiro

Paulo Monteiro

Paulo Monteiro is an artist based in Sao Paulo.


What artworks would you have/do you have in your drawing room?

I have three nice drawings by Mira Schendel, a nice serigraph by Willys de Castro, a drawing by Oswaldo Goeldi, a group of Ashanti little bronzes that are used as weight measures, a bone bronze by Tunga and an etching by Hans Arp. I also own works by many of my friends. I have been doing exchanges with friends for a while and now have a litlle museum of contemporary Brazilian Art. I'm also collecting art from other parts of the world like a little book by the Russian suprematist poet Alexey Kruchenykh with illustrations by Ivan Kliun, published by the Moscow Association of futurists in 1923 and some woodcuts by Japanese artists from the Utagawa school.


What books would you read/are you reading in your drawing room?

I'm reading the novel Historia Kiria by the modernist painter Pedro Figari. I have also recently read "El Arquitecto" by Figari which has many beautiful drawings.


What movies would you watch/are you watching in your drawing room?

I don't watch movies in my drawing room but I have great memories films like Ivan's Childhood and Andrei Rublev by Andrei Tarkovsky.


What music would you listen to/are you listening to in your drawing room?

I like Brazilian popular music like samba and coco as well as punk rock. Jackson do Pandeiro, Nadinho Da Ilha singing songs by Geraldo Pereira, Wire, Buzzcocks.


Who would you/do you invite into your drawing room?

I have many friends so I would like to invite all of them.