Collective show marks the inauguration of the Emmathomas Gallery
Under the care of Marcos Amaro, the space reinvents itself and presents a diverse body of artists; new gallery opens its doors on April 10th, in Jardins.
The watchword is diversification. It is with this spirit that the Emmathomas Gallery reopens its doors on April 10th, during Gallery Night, in Jardins. Under the management of artist, collector and businessman Marcos Amaro and the artistic direction of curator Ricardo Resende, the gallery comes back to the art market with a new project, more daring and innovating, breaking chains and presenting a new, diverse body of artists to the public.
“We want to transform the market and bring a new, innovative concept of a gallery in Brazil. Emmathomas is reborn with a mission to implement a new strategy to take art to collectors and audiences, bringing them even closer to the artists. A gallery with open doors”, affirms Marcos Amaro.
For the opening of their new space, located in Alameda Franca 1054, at the heart of Jardins, the house promotes a party during the Gallery Night circuit that precedes the SP-Arte – Festival Internacional de Arte de Sao Paulo, and presents “Desver a Arte”, a show that gathers works with the most varied media, the outcome of the most recent production of its artists.
Side by side with renowned painter and sculptor Gilberto Salvador, is for example, Mundano, one of the most prolific graffiti artists in Sao Paulo. The delicate sculptures and ceramics of Japanese artist Kimi Nii join the surrealist objects by paulistano artist Hugo Curti. The scenes and realistic paintings in three dimensions by Alan Fontes contrast with the whimsical atmospheres in Sani Guerra’s canvases.
“From different generations, diverse influences, fields and mediums, these are artists with divergent interests. The gallery dares to show these experimental material and poetical differences of this artistic family, characteristics that are visible in the diversity that can be seen today in contemporary art”, affirms Ricardo Resende, curator of the collective show.
In total, 16 artists are represented. In addition to those already quoted, Alex Flemming, Armando Prado, Carl Emanuel Wolff, Carlos Mélo, Francisco Klinger Carvalho, Isabelle Borges, Jens Hausmann, Katia Salvany, Marcia Grostein and Paula Klein.
The architecture project for Emmathomas’ new space was created by Pedro Mendes da Rocha, architect from the Faculdade de Arquitectura e Urbanismo da Universidade de Sao Paulo (FAU-USP) and responsible for the exhibition projects of the Bienal Internacional de Arquitetura de Sao Paulo in 2003 and 2005. Pedro also won the Sesc Limeira competition in 2017.
Founded in 2006, the Emma Thomas gallery was born as an experimental and alternative space, focused in contemporary art. All throughout its first ten years, more than 200 artists and projects joined the gallery, establishing itself as one of the most daring in the Brazilian scenario.
In August 2017, the artist, collector and businessman Marcos Amaro buys the gallery and baptizes it as Emmathomas. As the owner of the gallery, Marcos adds his experience as a visionary and successful businessman to his artistic sensitivity. “In this case, being an artist myself helps me understand all steps of the process: from the initial idea for the creation of an artwork to all the work that needs to be done so that is gets to the hands of a collector”, he affirms.
In this sense, the new direction focuses on establishing emotional and creative bonds with people, offering a dedicated, kind and skilled service to artists, collectors and audiences, in a more enticing way.
Desver a Arte, collective show
Place: Emmathomas Galeria
Opening: April 10, from 7pm to 11pm
Duration of the exhibition: April 11 to May 19
Address: Alameda Franca, 1054, Jardins, São Paulo
Phone number: +55 11 3045-0755