Bruna Massadas paints nightscapes of imagined tropical worlds. Across each painting, a wandering moon spotlights scenes in Rousseau-like jungles, with the vividness of a Saturday morning cartoon: Midnight Bird exhibits a part-dodo, part-toucan perched in a painterly tree; Fire Beach peers beyond neon leaves to a flaming red ocean; Night Birds spies on twin passerines above a luminescent forest floor. Drawing visual inspiration from Massadas’s native Brazil, this new body of work is a playful meditation on color, composition, and form.
Bruna Massadas (b. 1985 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) lives and works in Bozeman, Montana. She received a BFA from California State University, Fullerton and a MFA from California College of the Arts. Massadas first solo exhibition, The Face Painter, was at Guerrero Gallery in 2018. Recent exhibitions include Gallery 16 in San Francisco, BOZOMAG in Los Angeles and Track 16 in Los Angeles. Massadas works as an adjunct professor at Montana State University, Bozeman.