Lose yourself at the heart of the material, deeply explore an artwork in all of its aspects, let the desire and curiosity settle, those are the feelings from the exhibition Textures in which material work and texture game are the watchwords. In our didactic language, the tactile quality of a surface, the characteristic structure of the interwoven or intertwined threads, strands or any material define the notion of texture. That definition is the very essence of the following artists artworks.
Leather, gold and silver from the historic El Dorado are delicately woven into the textile artworks of the Colombian artist Olga de Amaral. Through her groundbreaking installations, Olga has turned the art of two- dimensional figurative tapestry into a three-dimensional, abstract genre of work. Her pieces, intricately designed and constructed as a master craftsmanship, sparkle with of all of their woven wealth. Light dances across the delicate patterns adorning each installation, enticing to the viewer to take a closer look.
Cabral, Brazilian artist, lives and works in São Paulo. In explosions of color, the artist’s painting imitates the flux of emotions and the intensity of human life. Between reality and poetry, the paintings of Cabral overflow with ambivalent feelings, vibrating with equally as many lights as sensations. “Tropical, it is within the matter that figures are configured and disfigured; in avoiding the literal depiction of figurative art as well as the abstraction of the anti-figurative. Cabral binds the represented figure to matter, both its finality and origin [...]”
Marcos Coelho Benjamim, Brazilian artist, express by its emboss e ects, deepness and overlap the repetition of rhythms, graphical gestures and the game of geometry. The artist uses recycle and spent materials with rough surfaces as zinc, iron or textiles treated in an irregular way creating a tactile value in its work. This three-dimensionality, the light penetration between each material gives rise to a game of texture between deepness and relief.