Henrique Oliveira: Labyrinthine Installations

30 Apr
Amazing bursting labyrinthine wood installations, Brazilian contemporary art installations by Henrique OliveiraAmazing bursting labyrinthine wood installations, Brazilian contemporary art installations by Henrique OliveiraAmazing bursting labyrinthine wood installations, Brazilian contemporary art installations by Henrique OliveiraClick to enlarge

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira, based in São Paulo, started as a traditional painter, but after some time he started experimenting with scraps of wood found in his father’s woodworking shop as well as on the streets. In many ways his installations are seen as his own unique style of painting. With these splintered  scraps of wood as his pictorial material, Oliveira evolved from a painter and sculptor to simply an artist.

His large-scale, labyrinth-like installations burst through walls and façades in a sculptural, painterly, and collagey way. Inside, these works resemble the interiors of caves and, in some ways, the inside of the human body as entered through a vaginal-like entrance. The gigantic and jammed quality of these ‘paintings’ sprawl out of exhibition spaces and buildings in a beastial and amazing manner.

Oliveira’s most recent exhibit just closed yesterday at the Offenes Kulturhaus in Linz, Austria, but coming up in July he will be having another show in Galeria Millan in São Paulo.

via ok-centrum

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