José Rufino, ‘Letter from Areia’, 1988 -2015, Central Galeria de Arte
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José Rufino

Letter from Areia, 1988 -2015

Temepra on paper
6 3/10 × 7 1/5 in
16.1 × 18.2 cm
Location
São Paulo
About the work
CGA
Central Galeria de Arte
São Paulo
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
José Rufino
Brazilian, b. 1965
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José Rufino creates sculptures, installations, and paintings that explore individual and collective memory. He is best known for installations employing objects related to family histories—furniture, textiles, and letters—which he combines in order to facilitate the reinterpretation of memories, particularly those associated with life under Brazil's military dictatorship. Rufino also frequently employs inkblots and Rorschach images throughout his oeuvre, referencing the inherent subjectivity of individual perception. In a 2000 series, he printed inkblots on documents provided by families of missing political activists. Rufino has also orchestrated an extensive artistic dialogue with the inkblot works of Andy Warhol, combining repurposed snippets of Warhol’s Rorschach images with pages taken from yearbooks from Warhol’s alma mater, colored paper left over from Warhol’s studio, and photographs of Pittsburgh (Warhol’s hometown.)

José Rufino, ‘Letter from Areia’, 1988 -2015, Central Galeria de Arte
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About the work
CGA
Central Galeria de Arte
São Paulo
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
José Rufino
Brazilian, b. 1965
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José Rufino creates sculptures, installations, and paintings that explore individual and collective memory. He is best known for installations employing objects related to family histories—furniture, textiles, and letters—which he combines in order to facilitate the reinterpretation of memories, particularly those associated with life under Brazil's military dictatorship. Rufino also frequently employs inkblots and Rorschach images throughout his oeuvre, referencing the inherent subjectivity of individual perception. In a 2000 series, he printed inkblots on documents provided by families of missing political activists. Rufino has also orchestrated an extensive artistic dialogue with the inkblot works of Andy Warhol, combining repurposed snippets of Warhol’s Rorschach images with pages taken from yearbooks from Warhol’s alma mater, colored paper left over from Warhol’s studio, and photographs of Pittsburgh (Warhol’s hometown.)

José Rufino

Letter from Areia, 1988 -2015

Temepra on paper
6 3/10 × 7 1/5 in
16.1 × 18.2 cm
Location
São Paulo
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