In the vibrant, large-scale canvases of Brazilian artist Flórido, intimate, curvilinear forms echoing female bodies result in ethereal—and tacitly political—works. “I am not necessarily after a female aesthetic but developing a vocabulary that feels closer to my own intimacy and body—which happens to be a female one,” explains the Brooklyn-based artist. In June, Flόrido returned to Rio de Janeiro, her home city, after eight years spent abroad—in London, New Haven (where she graduated from Yale’s MFA program), and now New York—to show new paintings at a solo exhibition at the Galeria de Arte IBEU. Most recently her work has been exhibited at ArtRio and Frieze London. In 2017 Flórido will spend two months as a resident at MassMoCA.