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Caio Fonseca achieves his reductive abstract paintings by creating layered compositions. Underpaintings of varying shapes and lines, both geometric and gestural, are partially obscured with large swaths of a single solid color. The result creates a dynamic pushing and pulling between negative and positive space, and allows the viewer to peer through the layers and see hints of the process below. …

Caio Fonseca achieves his reductive abstract paintings by creating layered compositions. Underpaintings of varying shapes and lines, both geometric and gestural, are partially obscured with large swaths of a single solid color. The result creates a dynamic pushing and pulling between negative and positive space, and allows the viewer to peer through the layers and see hints of the process below. He uses a range of tools including kitchen utensils, string and writing implements to create texture in the surface. In all of his works, the shapes convey movement with a rhythm and balance that …