For the very first time in India, a gallery from the modernist capital of Brazil will take artists from different generations and artistic influences, in a journey across constructivism and minimalism, highlighting the dialog between light, color and even visual poem.
At India Art Fair 2018 we will be presenting the Brazilian artists Almandrade (1959), Estela Sokol (1979), Galeno (1957), Ricardo Homen (1961), Sergio Fingermann (1955) and the Surinamese Roland Gebhardt (1939). Almandrade’s work is both pictorial and linguistic, bound to the brazilian scene of the 70’s, his work is a direct heritage from the neo-concrete artists Lygia Pape and Hélio Oiticica, whereas Sergio Fingermann’s artistic experience focus in the tradition of painting, evidencing a mature and strong artist. While Amandrade makes the most of the absence of elements and even words to build visual poetry, Fingermann uses special papers to figure sophisticated structured compositions influenced by modernity. Galeno’s oil on wood paintings and sculptures are based in his own story. Filled with colors, social and exoteric concerns, he creates a universal language. Ricardo Homen uses color and geometric forms, as well as oil and wood in his unique way, to create beautiful pieces that could be treated as both painting and sculptures. Estela Sokol also works with sculptures and paints. However, while her objects are clumsy, withdrawing the sense of security in regards to how they are put together, the used material in her paintings are almost delicate, in size and the way light penetrates the pieces to reveal its colors. For Roland Gebhardt, the materials are also evident in his productions, but, in a sense of changing its own properties. For that, the artist created what he calls, the “semantics of the void”, using math, geometry and an obsessive gesture of cutting to building authentic minimalist pieces. For the visitors we expect to provide a full experience at the booth. The pieces in display are filled with history, both in political and artistic senses, as well as with the emotions and poetry the thrives the artistic creating and makes art as great as it is.