Nara Roesler announces "Carlito Carvalhosa: Matter as image. Works from 1987 to 2021", a solo exhibition of Brazilian artist Carlito Carvalhosa (b. 1961, São Paulo, Brazil - d. 2021, São Paulo, Brazil) curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas and the artist’s estate. The show presents a selection of works developed during each of the artist’s most defining phases, highlighting Carvalhosa’s consistent understanding of a generative dimension of matter and materiality in visual arts.
"Carlito Carvalhosa: Matter as image. Works from 1987 to 2021" delves into the centrality of sculpture as an expanded practice within Carvalhosa’s work, with ceramic and porcelains, ephemeral plaster sculptures as well as formless, monumental lost-waxes, also presenting his works on mirror, on aluminum, and his latest serial paintings on wax.
Carlito Carvalhosa lived most of his life in Rio de Janeiro, embracing the radical legacy of Brazilian artists who preceded him, such as Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, Mira Schendel, and...Antonio Manuel, amongst others, bringing their achievements to new, unprecedented dimensions in terms of concept, form, and scale.
Carvalhosa ascribed deep eloquence to the materiality of the media that he employed, seeking to transcend formal aspects in order to explore matters of time and space. His work responds to the historical challenge posited by previous generations, from his inception as a painter embedded in the deep sources of the formless to his striking performative installations using fabric, neon, wood, wax, mirrors, and sound.
Carlito Carvalhosa was the first Brazilian artist to occupy the Atrium of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in New York, on the occasion of his solo presentation Sum of Days (2011). He has long been recognized as a leading figure of his generation, and has received outstanding institutional acclaim in Brazil with works in the permanent collections of Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP), São Paulo, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, as well as in key private collections.
Entrada actualizada el el 26 abr de 2022
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