“In reference to the musicality and cadence the works impressed upon me,  [this series] draws inspiration from my native Brazil's musical genre bossa nova. The term "bossa" referred to an aesthetic reformulation and a new way of doing things, based on the balance of simplicity and dissonance.”




Marina Esmeraldo is an artist from Brazil, based between Barcelona & London. Her work draws on her tropical upbringing, from a modernist training in Architecture and the artist’s innate wanderlust. Seeking to capture the essence of memories and travels through colour and composition are central to her approach. Marina creates abstract landscapes from recollection and observation, inviting the viewer to lose themselves in the snapshots of her memory and imagination.

Marina develops her personal artwork for exhibitions as well as commissioned illustrations and collaborations with select brands and publications. Her work has been exhibited around the world, including the Venice Biennale. She has given talks and been awarded honours in Europe, the U.K., the U.S. and Latin America.

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select shows


Espacio 88 / The White Wall — Barcelona 2019 (s)
Lost Warhols — Dublin 2018
Electro Studios — Hastings 2018
Protein Studios — London 2017
Tictail — New York City 2017 (s) 
Hen’s Teeth — Dublin 2017
KK Outlet — London 2016
Syndicated — Brooklyn 2016
Material — London 2015
Mitte — Barcelona 2014
Mutuo Centro de Arte —Barcelona 2014 (s)
Catalan Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale — Venice 2013