Saturday, 5 June 2010
Henrique Oliveira started his career as an artist by experimenting with the surfaces of his paintings. A breakthrough ocurred when the plywood fence outside his window began to peel and fade into different layers and colors, while he was a student in São Paulo, Brazil. The material, called Tapumes in Portuguese (which means "fencing", "boarding" or "enclosure" and refers to this kind of weathered wood found in urban spaces, pretty common in Brazil and useless after a construction site is finished), is the title of the artist's large-scale organic eco-friendly installations.
Essa semana teremos a abertura da exposição no Rio, na Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box 4.