Monday, July 22, 2013

BEAUTY: Installation--Henrique Oliveira

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira just unveiled his most recent installation at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Structural columns and supports morph into organic gnarled tree trunks and roots, as if the wood it was made out of could not keep itself from yearning and reverting to its original form. It's massive in scale but actually quite poetical in its sensibility.
On view through September 9th, 2013

His installations are quite spectacular. Look at these other projects he has mounted. Again, they all involve his chosen material breaking out, escaping the confines of what humans have imposed upon it... as if the wood has a mind of its own, or a life force that cannot be quelled.

Top to bottom: The Origin of the Third World; Tapumes - Casa dos Leões; Desnatureza; Bololô

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