Born in São Paulo, Brazil, PABELLO began working at a young age to support his family. When he immigrated to the United States in the late nineties, he spoke no English and had to work menial jobs to sustain himself. The subsequent years brought many changes, and eventually PABELLO was able to turn his attention fully to art. Particularly inspired by the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, whose freeing style he applauds, PABELLO creates his mixed media and acrylic paintings from a studio in Weston, Connecticut, where he resides.
PABELLO compares his artwork to a live music performance suddenly muted. The visual is there, but the viewers must create the sound for themselves. PABELLO draws his inspiration from the world around him, translating music, movies, and cities into his own visual language. He describes his process as “moving freely between mental images and cultural explorations.” Reflecting on his journey, his marriage, and his artistic career, PABELLO is ecstatic. “What more can I ask for,” he says. “I think I am the luckiest man on earth.”