C&: How did you become interested in visual art and what is your training?
Dalton Paula: It started when I was a teenager, from reading manga such as Knights of the Zodiac. I collected copies of the magazine Herói and would copy the drawings using carbon paper and then color them in with colored pencils. Now I’m aware that it was this “coloring in” that brought me to the arts. I also had the opportunity to study in the School of Visual Art in Goiânia, which was right next to the city’s Contemporary Art Museum, and both institutions were really thriving at that time, with the mounting of exhibitions and visiting artists who shared their experiences with the students. At fourteen, I was able to meet and work with artists such as Arthur Bispo do Rosário, Farnese de Andrade, Coletivo Corpos Informáticos, and Marco Paulo Rolla. This was an important contribution to my own training, which was further refined in the Visual Arts course at the Universidade Federal de Goiás – UFG.