Kakati de Paiva was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1957.
He was only 19 years old when he first took part at a collective painting exhibition in Rio de Janeiro. After this first experience he did not stop researching on painting and studying art.
He took part at national and international exhibitions and started selling his paintings to important Brazilian art collectors and institutions.
In 2011 Kakati de Paiva was invited to his first Museum exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Buenos Aires, Argentine. The same museum acquired some art pieces from the artist. Today his art is also part of the permanent collection of the Contemporary Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro.
Kakati is mainly influenced by Japanese culture for his close relation to Japanese community during many years in Brazil. His works are also very affected by his studies in architecture and certainly by the sensuality of the architecture of his hometown, Rio de Janeiro.
His artworks present strong shapes and colors with an incredible sense of depth and space as if we were contemplating one of the numerous beautiful gardens of his city.
The artist says: “Colors incite me to research my inner man. They give me good mood and good feelings thanks to light. That is why I love so much planet Earth”.
Main Solo Exhibitions
Contornos e Entornos, TNT Art Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tangences, Ricardo Fernandes Gallery, Paris, France
BNDES, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Spiga, Miami, USA
Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Santa Ursula Cultural Solo Art Show, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Main Collective Exhibitions
Pinta London Art Fair 2014, Collective Brazilian Show, Ricardo Fernandes Gallery, London, UK
New York Art Expo 2012, New York, USA
Contemporaneo – Biennale d’Art contemporain Latino-Americain, Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France
De A à Z, Ricardo Fernandes Gallery, Paris, France
A Cara do Rio, The Post Office of Rio de Janeiro Cultural Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Buenos Ayres Metropolitan Museum, Buenos Ayres, Argentine
Marunouchi Gallery, The New York Gallery Building, New York, USA
Galeria Area Artis, São Paulo, Brazil
Spring Salon, Modern Art Museum of Resende, Brazil
São Ararense de Artes Plásticas, São Paulo, Brazil
Desencontros, Villa Riso Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Contrastes, Villa Riso Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Collective Show, Galeria Elmi, São Paulo, Brazil
2000 Reasons to Love the Earth, Zeezicht Foundation, The Netherlands
II IAB Art Show, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I IAB Art Show, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Galleries, Museums and Institutions Collection
Latin American Art Pavillion (LAAP), Maria Anapoles, Miami, USA
Vittoria Z Gallery Collection, Brasília, Brazil
Espaço Art Gallery, Mayer Mizrahi Collection, São Paulo, Brazil
Art and Design Gallery, Marília Cavalcante Collection, Miami, USA
Carvalho Hosken Collection Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Benetton Contemporary Art Collection, Venice, Italy
Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro, MAM RJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Metropolitan Museum of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ricardo Fernandes Gallery, Paris, France
TNT Gallery Collection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Caixa Cultural Centre of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil