Lovers

The series "Lovers", by Panmela Castro, is a derivation of the "Vigil" series, where the artist spends a night with a model portrayed in the painting. Some of these nights are filled with affection and sometimes sex, involving role models to whom the artist, who is demisexual, maintains a romantic relationship.

"Stories at the Motel, Lovers series", video, 3'56'', 2021. Video: Panmela Castro



Panoramic view of the works from the "Lovers" series, exhibited between October 2021 and January 2022 at the exhibition "To Flaunt is to be Alive" at Galeria de Luisa Strina, in São Paulo.

Panoramic view of the works from the "Lovers" series, exhibited between October 2021 and January 2022 at the exhibition "To Flaunt is to be Alive" at Galeria de Luisa Strina, in São Paulo.

Panoramic view of the works from the "Lovers" series, exhibited between October 2021 and January 2022 at the exhibition "To Flaunt is to be Alive" at Galeria de Luisa Strina, in São Paulo.

Panoramic view of the works from the "Lovers" series, exhibited between October 2021 and January 2022 at the exhibition "To Flaunt is to be Alive" at Galeria de Luisa Strina, in São Paulo.

"Raí or The Lover in the Studio, Lovers series", oil on linen, 35 7/16 x 59 in, 2021. Image: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Guga, the player, Lovers series", oil on linen, 35 7/16 x 59 in, 2021. Image: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Vigil with Guga", inkjet printing on photograph paper, 7 1/8 x 9 7/8 in, 2021. Image: Panmela Castro

"Ademar Marinho, Lovers series", oil on linen, 35 7/16 x 66 7/8, 2021. Image: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Vigil with Ademar Marinho II", inkjet printing on photograph paper, 7 3/32 x 9 3/4 in, 2021. Image: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Danniel, the Prince, Lovers series", oil on linen, 35 7/16 x 47 1/4 in, 2021. Image: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Israel, Lovers series", oil on linen, 59 x 78 3/4 in, 2021. Image: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Enivo, Lovers series", oil on linen, 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 in, 2021. Image: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Meeting with Enivo, Lovers series", inkjet printing on photograph paper, 7 3/32 x 9 3/4 in, 2021. Image: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Elen Adjard, Faruck Barem, Marina Oliveira, Lovers series", oil on linen, 49 3/16 x 70 7/8 in, 2021. Image: Acervo Panmela Castro

“Enivo II, Lovers series”, oil on linen, 35 7/16 x 66 7/8 in, 2021. Image: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Enivo, Affluence series", oil on linen, 59 x 78 3/4 in, 2021. Image: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Faruck Barem, Lovers series", oil on linen, 35 7/16 x 47 1/4 in, 2021. Image: Acervo Panmela Castro