The Portuguese writer Manuel de Melo described Suadade as “a pleasure you suffer, an ailment you enjoy”, though it’s considered a word or feeling that is untranslatable. Paco Pomet is a painter, and I think he paints poetry. Resonate is too mild a word to describe the drama and color contained in each canvas, as it reels you in. There is no glancing at a Paco Pomet canvas. I spoke to the artist by email about his show, Melancholia, at Richard Heller’s Santa Monica gallery,  which runs through October 20, 2018.

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