Brazilian Photographer and Artist Paulo P. Lima, Ph.D. and Abstract Artist Angela Ungurean Showcase Their Artwork at the Universal Art Gallery in Venice, CA




The Dreaming in Colors Exhibition Features Photography, Brazilian Baroque

Figurines and Abstract Paintings


LOS ANGELES (April 27, 2015) Universal Art Gallery proudly presents the work of Brazilian artist and photographer Paulo P. Lima, Ph.D. in collaboration with abstract artist Angela Ungurean as it launches the Dreaming in Colors exhibition in Venice, California from May 16 through June 30, 2015. Dr. Lima will be showcasing his photography and latest collection of Brazilian Baroque Figurines, whereas Ms. Ungurean will be featuring her collection of abstract paintings using acrylic.


Dr. Lima’s photography collection features a variety of subjects ranging from images of Baianas, an iconic representation of women who sell acarajé on the streets of Salvador, Bahia to pictures of dressed figurines, animals, people and Afro-Brazilian religious ceremonies in Brazil. For this exhibition, the artist will also showcase his collection of dressed figurines inspired by his Afro-Brazilian heritage. Dressed figurines are vintage replicas of Santos that evoke the Brazilian Baroque art tradition from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


“It is a pleasure to share a glimpse of Afro-Brazilian culture and traditions with everyone through my artwork,” states Dr. Lima. “I am delighted to display my photography and figurines at this exhibition hosted by the Universal Art Gallery.”


Dr. Lima’s work can also be seen at the exhibition AfroBrazil: Art and Identities, currently displayed at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This exhibition focuses on Brazil’s complex heritage and contributions to the world. In addition, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif ) has been showcasing Dr. Lima’s collection of photos at her offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. since October 2013. Dr. Lima holds a doctoral degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from UCLA. For more information on Dr. Lima’s work, please visit his website at or He can also be reached via phone: 310.500.9184 or email at


Abstract Artist Angela Ungurean will also be showcasing her collection of paintings in Dreaming In Colors. She is passionate about utilizing color for her art, which she believes greatly inspires and drives her creativity. “Color is in my DNA,” said Angela. Using every day objects such as sponges, rubber balls, and water spray bottles to accomplish special effects in her paintings, Ms. Ungurean’s artwork is created without the use of brushes. Her favorite medium is acrylic, which she enjoys for its quick drying time.


Ms. Ungurean attended Otis College of Art and Design Continuing Education Program and she continues to develop her work on a daily basis. Angela teaches a seminar utilizing art as a vehicle to help participants access their creative side. Targeting corporate settings, Ms. Ungurean strives to use art as a way to build self-esteem and create change. A prolific artist, Ms. Ungurean can be reached via email at or phone at 310.804.2347.

About Universal Art Gallery


Founded in 1993 by Lucas da Silva and Marcia de Paula, Universal Art Gallery was located on Ocean Side Walk in Venice, California. As the business developed, the store moved to the current location on Lincoln Boulevard in Los Angeles’ West Side. With projects ranging from wholesale to retail art services, mirrors, lacquers and posters, Universal Art Gallery was voted “Best Framer in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Magazine in 2001. The gallery retains a small family-run business approach and a stellar reputation for delivering quality timely services at highly competitive prices. Lucas and Marcia take great pride in their flexible and friendly approach toward client needs. For more information on Universal Art Gallery, visit

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