Zoomorphic elements and extracted from tropical fauna and flora are highlights in a curated by Marcus Lontra
“At the moment the discussion on the preservation of the Brazilian natural landscape reaches international dimension, It is essential to present this theme in all its potential, collaborating for the elaboration of proposals that aim to integrate man in a harmonious manner and his environment ”, the firm Marcus Otter, curator from “The beings of the world”. The collective brings together contemporary artists from various Brazilian states, represented by Dila Oliveira Gallery, of São Paulo: Alina Fonteneau, Claudio Cupertino, João di Souza, Lucas Elias, Raquel Saliba, Selma Parreira, Sérgio Helle, e Weimar.
Sculptures, paintings and drawings are articulated in the construction of scenarios populated by surprise and enchantment. Occupying three rooms at the Correios RJ Cultural Center, from day 11 August, most of these works have large dimensions and dialogue with the architecture of the building in an eclectic style.. Otter proposes the creation of a varied and surprising exhibition path, pointing out various aspects of contemporary art produced in Brazil.
“Our gallery defines its professional actions as a tool for integration between the market and cultural institutions, collaborating for the increasingly necessary dissemination of the work of important national artists. The exhibition ‘Os Seres do Mundo’ aims to bring the production of contemporary art talents in Brazil to the Carioca public.”, says gallery owner Dila Oliveira.
About the artists
Born in Cuba and lived in Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the US before moving to Brazil. Nature lover and observer, your work sometimes seems to spring not just from your imagination, but from nature itself. references to flowers, shells and ocean life abound in your world, a unique universe of color, shapes and movement, a synthesis of the fantastic and the organic. wide axle, the seeds, the stars, shapes that turn and open to the sun, or that shine from the ocean or the sky, find life in the infinite spiral movement of alina's freedom and playful creativity.
Works on display: Calla Lilly 4; Garden of Eden II, 2020
Born in Minas Gerais, in 1980. Today he is based in São Paulo. He started his career in the year 2011, with small impressions with stones and sponges, technique you use. He started the process of building his pictorial identity on paper and today he paints on canvas, with the same poetics. Color started to flood the works and its palette of tones is a determining part of its identity, be in with contrasting proposals marks or almost monochrome, where the texture speaks louder. Restless, Cupertino developed its own technique from studies on the basic principles of lithography, after his first artistic residency in Athenas in Greece in the year 2012.
Works on display: Frames, 2021; Transparency, 2020 (of the series Trams in Reflexes)
João di Souza
Itabuna, Bahia, its current artistic production has fantastic tropical landscapes on large screens, With an invitation to make the look deelong, Unraveling the intricacies between playful and erotic. The artist's youth in the midst of the rich Baiome of the Bahian interior is rescued through these works, in which memory and imagination merge in compositions of warm and humid atmospheres. Such fanciful natures provoke multiple perspectives, that instigate the wonder of the unknown. Large-scale paintings, bigger than the eye understands, are filled by contours, volumes and recesses that suggest hidden bodies between trunks and roots, colors and shapes. Sensuality is latent under the layers of oil paint, converging figure and background in a phenomenon of constant discovery. Di Souza addresses in his production the question of observation time, so relevant to contemporaneity. Supported by references of magical realism and form deconstruction, presents images that demand a surrender of the spectator to the experience of being and being in relation to art.
Works on display: Salamander, 2017; The island, 2020
He is graduating in Visual Arts at the Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense – UNITE. Lives and works in Sombrio, Santa Catarina. Search through painting, of drawing and embroidery symbolic narratives about the pedagogical process, environmental issues through an affective vision and concepts of nation. Was selected for the academic mobility program at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto in Portugal (2020). It was selected for the 46th Ribeirão Preto Art Salon (2021) and for the 17th Ubatuba Visual Arts Salon (2021).
Works on display: Beach chair, 2022; Plane, Bilros and Jabuticabeira lace, 2021; Garden of Eden II, 2020
Born in Itaúna, Minas Gerais, is a plastic artist graduated in Psychology, trained in Psychoanalysis. After living in different countries, returned to live in Brazil in 2016. Since 2010, has devoted himself exclusively to art, in particular its ceramic sculptures.
Works on display: To Mask, 2012; Movement, 2012
Born in Buriti Alegre, Goiás, currently lives and works in Goiânia/GO. The artist began her career in the years 80 with paint, participated in several art salons and individual and collective exhibitions held in several Brazilian capitals and some abroad. Selma holds a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts and a postgraduate degree in Visual Art and Culture from the Faculty of Visual Arts/UFG..
Works on display: A Body in the Sea of Uncertainty, 2021; Untitled, 2017
Lives and works in Fortaleza, Ceará. He develops a work in which he mixes the newest digital tools with traditional drawing and painting techniques.. With 34 year career, was one of the first artists from Ceará to use the computer as an artistic tool.
Works on display: The Risen Series, 2020
Was born, lives and works in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo. Since 2010 has its artistic production accompanied by Josué Mattos. In the decades of 80 and 90 participated in Pedro Manuel-Gismondi's studio. In 2019 was awarded at the 5th SAP – Piracicaba Watercolor Salon, including his work in the collection of the Pinacoteca Municipal Miguel Dutra. There are works in the MARCO collection (Campo Grande, 2016) e do MARP (Ribeirão Preto, 2014). In 2014, participated in the Artist Residency program at Casa do Sol (Instituto Hilda Hilst, Campinas). Awarded at the Artists of Ribeirão exhibition (MARP, Ribeirão Preto, 2001) and at the SARP – Ribeirão Preto Art Salon (MARP, Ribeirão Preto, Acquisition Award in 1984 and 1986).
Works on display: Horizons and Curves, 2012; Red, 1994
The exhibition in the curator's words
The landscape has always been the main reference of national identity, since Franz Post and his first images of the American continent representing the Pernambuco floodplain. During the 19th century, the landscape is an instrument of Brazilianness and modernism appropriates it, recording over the decades the changes from an agricultural and rural country to an industrial and urban country.. The show “The Beings of the World” brings together a group of contemporary artists who present the various landscape realities of Brazil today. It is a synthetic panel of the creative capacity of art and the ethnic and cultural diversity that make up the Brazilian nation..
Marcus Otter, July 2022.
About Marcus Otter
Marcus de Lontra Costa was born in Rio de Janeiro. In the 70 lived in Paris where he lived and worked with Oscar Niemeyer, then your mother's husband. Worked with the couple in the Modulo magazine. He was an art critic for the Globe, Tribuna da Imprensa and Isto é Magazine. He directed the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage where he held the historic exhibition “How are you Geração 80”. He was Curator of the Museum of Modern Art of Brasília and of the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro.. Established and directed the Aloísio Magalhães Museum of Modern Art in Recife. Secretary of Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Nova Iguaçu. Chief Curator of the CNI/SESI Marcantonio Vilaça Award. He currently coordinates the implementation of the Cultural Station of Olímpia, SP.
“The beings of the world”
Curated By: Marcus Otter
Opening: 11 August, Thursday, from 18h to 21h
Visitation: from 12 august to 24 September 2022
Cultural Center Correios RJ
Galleries A, I and II - 2nd floor
Address: Rua Visconde de Itaboraí, 20 - Center – RJ
Time: Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm
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