brazilian pavilion: delson uchoa and luiz braga
 
brazilian pavilion: delson uchoa and luiz braga brazilian pavilion: delson uchoa and luiz braga
jul 08, 2009

brazilian pavilion: delson uchoa and luiz braga

the brazilian pavilion, curated by ivo mesquita, represented the work of artists delson uchôa and luiz braga, who both live and work in the northernmost region of brazil.the exhibition shows the diverse artistic practices that are taking place in the country and seeks to constitute a national, aesthetic and social representation. the work on show is not about imprinting a sociological or anthropological view on the works, or reading into them as signs of nationality or exoticism. but on the contrary, they are about trying to show the experience of the place in which they are produced, which is a founding principle of the work of these artists – to show the singularity of their practices in the extensive territory of art and culture today.

‘flamboyant’, 1994 / 2000 acrylic on canvas, 239 x 277cmimage © designboom

delson uchôa emerged with the 80s generation of brazilian artists. his paintings are characterized by the use of acidic, noisy colors, an illuminated, vibrant palette that leads the public’s gaze across highly elaborate surfaces, produced by an obsessive accumulation of gestures, decals, collages and many layers of paint and synthetic varnishes. they are structured around formal principles that are a legacy of the constructivist-concrete tradition, incorporating motifs and techniques taken from folk decoration, lace, embroidery and weaves that result in optical effects and fields.

‘clover’, 1994 / 2007 acrylic on canvas, 322 x 300cm image © designboom

‘september’, 1998 / 2008 acrylic on canvas, 220 x 400cm image © designboom

detail of ‘september’ image © designboom

‘door sill’, 2004 / 2007 acrylic on canvas, image © designboom

‘orchard’, 1997 / 2003 acrylic on canvas image © designboom

detail of ‘orchard’ image © designboom

’tilting window’, 2007 acrylic on canvas, resin and coagulated acrylic on cellophane and wood image © designboom

the cellophane layer of ’tilting window’ juxtaposed against the image below image © designboom

‘moorish trellis’, 2000 / 2003 acrylic on canvas, resin and coagulated acrylic on cellophane and wood image © designboom

detail of ‘moorish trellis’ image © designboom

artist delson uchôa portrait © designboom

delson uchôa was born in maceió, brazil in 1956, where he lives and works. he is represented by luciana brito galeria são paulo.

‘bar azul’, 1996

since the 1980s, luiz braga has been documenting a kind of photographic diary of the landscape, inhabitants and life in the amazon. his approach to his subjects are not literary or ideological, his gaze records, directly and precisely – documented sequences that seem to stretch out the time of a peculiar life. treated as raw material in an abstract, aesthetic vision, the amazon reveals itself as an artificial world, like a markedly pictorial, nearly dreamlike station of the place where he lives.

‘janela do rio guamá’, 1988

‘vendedor de balões’, 1990

‘montagem do arraial’, 2003

artist luiz braga portrait © designboom

born in belém, brazil in 1956, where he live and works. he is represented by galeria leme in são paulo.

  • The names of delson`s works are wrong!
    1 Flamboyant
    2 atlantida
    3 Setembro
    4 Soleira
    5 Vergel
    6 Diptico Basculante
    7 Muxarabi

    Murilo Uchôa says:

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