My Highlights from ArtRio 2014
Attending ArtRio is essential to my work with Brazilian artists abroad. It is a great opportunity for discovering and rediscovering artists, meeting collectors, seeing the overall market, and taking advantage of the great VIP program. The diversity of our artistic scene and its richness never cease to amaze me!
Here is my wish list for ArtRio 2014:
Brígida Baltar, Untitled, 2014, at Galeria Nara Roesler
Baltar’s sanguine-like drawings, made from brick dust from her house, create a beautiful, intimate Rio landscape. This is one of my favorite works!
Cabelo’s drawing reflects his multiple sides: artist, poet, and musician. There is a sense of freedom to his work that I love.
To come across a Flan by Antonio Manuel in an art fair is quite a find! (Most Flan works are already in important collections.) This work from 1968 is strikingly pertinent in present-day Brazil.
Vicente de Mello’s recent series on Brasilia succeeds in capturing both Niemeyer’s iconic buildings and presenting new angles of this incredible city.
I am very fond of Varela’s paintings and of his fantasy-like tropical Baroque universe that he creates by mixing geometrical forms with lush flora.
Marcos Chaves, Untitled, from the series Sugar Loafer, 2014, at Galeria Nara Roesler
In this new series Chaves encompasses the quintessential carioca spirit. This photograph captures with an intelligent, dark humor the irreverent lightness of Rio.