Philippe Decrauzat: Circulation (São Paulo section)
Solo show by Swiss Philippe Decrauzat, the newest artist represented by Galeria Nara Roesler. The exhibition is on view simultaneously at the gallery’s São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro spaces and is curated by Matthieu Poirier.
Opening on 1st of April, the Nara Roesler Gallery / São Paulo hosts a selection of works by the Swiss Philippe Decrauzat, the newest artist represented by the Brazilian gallery. Born in 1974, Decrauzat stands out for his creation of works in which geometric abstraction is given vibrant colors and composes different means of expression such as murals, installations, films and sculptures.
With these works, the artist addresses different historical strands like Concrete art and Neoconcretism, building an interesting dialogue with two titans of the Kinetic and Op Art movement – Julio Le Parc and Abraham Palatnik. These inspirations speak to the body of the viewer who, moving in the gallery space, faces traps for the look, leading to an experience of aesthetic perception and speculation that changes according to each viewer’s angle of vision and moves. An example is the sculpture triplet Les Perspecteurs, where off-center and thin pyramids stick out from the ground according to different points of view.
By its turn, the triptych Black Paintings suggests the moment as a basic principle of perspective, mixing the concepts of painting and sculpture. Philippe Decrauzat exhibition at Galeria Nara Roesler will show the public renewed ideas about geometry, perspective, rigor and minimalism through monochromatic creations in black, red, blue and white that invite the viewer to look twice to the simplicity of forms.