This book is written in both Portuguese and English languages.
Who already knew the music of the Brazilian singer Paula Portella, can now see how she expresses herself off stage. The artist created the series Black Power Divas, composed of panels named after a mixture of the most famous international and Brazilian voices of black music. With vibrant color combinations, the screens are as strong and expressive as the songs interpreted by the divas of samba, soul, jazz, blues and other rhythms of black origin. Paula has developed her own style through an unusual technique. Besides her brush strokes and other techniques she produces the image shapes using polymer clay. The works are photographed and reproduced in Giclée, using larger scales, thus highlighting the textures. [Text by Vanessa de Paula, journalist]
Paula Portella Mótono was born in São Paulo-Brazil on December 4th, 1981. She began her studies in fine arts at 10 years old, at the Academia Brasileira de Arte (Brazilian Academy of Art). At 14 she began her studies in music at Souza Lima and Jam Escola de Música (Jam Music School) conservatories. With a degree in Tourism and Marketing, the multi-artist gave up everything to devote to what she liked the most, and now divides her time between the stage and the fine arts. In 2010 Paula released her first CD with her own compositions, titled Ciclos Infinitos (Infinite Cycles), moving freely between blues, funk and pop genres with influences of Brazilian music. The album, with musical production signed by Guilherme Chiappetta, also boasts the participation of renowned guitarist Nuno Mindelis. Always active in the fine arts and music, Paula merged these two passions in her last series of screens and panels, Black Power Divas.