Karla Osorio’s gallery presents at EXPO Chicago a strong poetic dialogue between five artists Almandrade (Brazil), Galeno (Brazil), Maria Lynch (Brazil), Ricardo Homen (Brazil) and Roland Gebhardt (Suriname/USA).
They are from diverse generations, different geographical and cultural contexts, presenting recent and historical works linked through geometry, minimalism, conceptual art and color. They all deal with drawing, painting and sculpture, but with totally different approach according to media used. For Roland the void is a permanent element which connects and creates his own vocabulary. It is used in different supports such as paper, zinc, aluminum, wood and marble, to create a proper language exploring monochrome and tridimensionality as he did since the 70’s-80’s, time when he participated in group shows with its colleagues such as Sol Lewitt, Donald Judd, Carl André, Brice Marden etc.. His research never stopped, but for almost 40 decades his work has been barely seen. Galeno and Ricardo Homen bring a vibrant dynamics to the booth, with their strong and intense colors, in quite unique pieces, almost sculptures. While Ricardo is very concise, the narrative is always present in Galeno, as a real “story teller”. Almandrade is a real visual poet, heir of the neoconcrete, we could say he is a construtivist artist building a nice trajectory since the 80’s. The younger Maria is delicacy in itself, her sutiles and joyful black and white drawings manage to make us flow in a magic and mysterious atmosphere.