Valdirlei Dias Nunes
Brazilian, born 1969
Selected exhibitions
Casa Triângulo at SP-Arte 2018,
Casa Triângulo
Casa Triângulo at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017,
Casa Triângulo
Pinturas e Relevos Recentes [Recent Paintings and Reliefs],
Casa Triângulo

Working at the intersection of two- and three-dimensions, Valdirlei Dias Nunes produces paintings about sculpture. Reflective of his interest in geometry and his affinity for modern architecture, Dias Nunes’s paintings are spare and minimalistic. He translates the iconic structures and shapes of Minimalism—including the bar, the line, and the cube—into two-dimensions, painting boxes, beams, and rods on white canvases. Through his work, he pushes painting towards sculpture and sculpture towards painting, exploring the fluidity of the boundary between these two disciplines.