Kasia Michalski is pleased to announce its participation in the Sunday Art Fair in London. The gallery will present a solo project by Paris-based painter, Camila Oliveira Fairclough.
Camila Oliveira Fairclough (born in 1979 in Rio de Janeiro) lives and works in Paris, where she graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts. With her humorous paintings and prints she refers to the history of abstract art, ready-made, concrete and visual poetry from her native Brazil, as well as pop and conceptual art, citing such artists as Walther Swennen, Rene Daniels, and Guy de Cointet. Adopting texts from posters, advertising banners, product packaging, or songs and conversations, she reduces them to their visual essence. The artist creates works which utilize letters, words and signs as graphic motifs, treated similarly to forms and colors. In her recent series deploying the shape of a palette—a symbol of the traditionally high status ofpainting among the visual arts—she humorously plays with artistic and visual cliches. Deconstructing the boundaries between abstraction and figuration, her works introduce a tension between the visible and the readable, bringing to the limelight the issues behind the signification, the visual representation and the sound quality of words.