Paula Turmina

Brazil, b. 1991

Lives and works in London

Paula Turmina is a Brazilian multidisciplinary artist based in London. She completed her BA in Painting at Wimbledon College of Fine Arts in 2016 and graduated with an MA in Painting from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2021. Additionally, she earned a Graphic Design Technical Course certificate from the University of Passo Fundo in Brazil in 2012.

Turmina’s practice spans painting, printmaking, analog films, and writing. She approaches canvases and other surfaces as metaphorical landscapes, exploring notions of time and storytelling from a sci-fi perspective. In her recent work, she predominantly uses variations of red, referencing her homeland and the Brazilwood Tree, a significant natural resource exploited since the 16th century. Her canvases often depict post-apocalyptic scenes where figures blend into the surrounding nature.

Turmina’s work delves into the human relationship with the land, speculating on the Earth's future and commenting on the absurdity of political discourse and colonial history. Her distinctive use of red and thematic focus create a powerful narrative about environmental and social issues.