“The recently opened Galeria Pontes is exclusively dedicated to folk art. It is the result of the loving sunny outlook of Edna Matosinho de Pontes, who travelled all over Brazil in search of pieces that inventively expressed the magic of Brazilian people and the force of our nature.
Edna Matosinho de Pontes, a Brazilian art collector, psychologist and marketing research professional, opened the doors of her gallery in August 2008. When choosing artists and pieces, passion was Edna’s guide in her search for the horizons of authentic creativity. Thus, with patience and the necessary obstinacy, Edna Matosinho de Pontes amassed a rich and diversified collection. The works come from several very distant Brazilian regions – fahioned in the Amazon forest, Mato Grosso swampland, Goiás thickets, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco hinterland, summing up the wide world they came from. The ensemble forms a landscape of the Brazilian soul, presenting a country dreamt of by its people, with exuberance, mysticism and sensuality.
Galeria Pontes is in itself sunny, a rainbow. A space full of vitality. Energy that springs up non-stop, because folk art is germinal, bursting with life.”
Fábio Magalhães – Museologist, Art Critic and Curator of the Galeria Pontes Inaugural Exhibition, “A Sunny Look”.
Galeria Pontes, opened in September 2008, located in São Paulo and currently works only as virtual gallery.
In its collection are works of GFO, Mestre Eudócio, Maurino de Araujo, Antonio Julião, Poteiro, Bajado, Waldomiro de Deus, Tota, Adir Sodré, Miguel dos Santos, Sil and other significant names of contemporary Brazilian popular art.