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08/09/2018 | A Young Man Who Fled the Dictatorship of the Time

A Young Man Who Fled the Dictatorship of the Time

Beginner, dedicated and focused, the artist already shows his strength

POR: PATRICIA ROUSSEAUX

SANTÍDIO PEREIRA is 23 years old, was born in Curral Cumprido, rural district of Isaías Coelho, a small town in Piauí, where he spent his whole early childhood.
The arrival to São Paulo, nevertheless, not interrupted his relationship with time.
On his second exhibition at Galeria Estação, in São Paulo, Um olhar da memória (A memory look), features woodcuts, ancient technique that requires a longer and different kind of relationship with matter, which bleeds the wood, and that matches the way Santídio sees his past. Layers of memory, appears in his work. Caburés, garrinchas, lambus, juritis, that are birds and plants from the caatinga, are mixed in tones that make his job less figurative.
Luisa Duarte, curator of the exhibition, remember in her text for the catalogue, that for the artist there is a clear difference between view and see: “the view would be related to a rushed look, a contemporary rhythm marked by a distracted attention, while the see would be what his prints demand, in other words, a look able to delay in a same object, patiently.”
Santídio is not contaminated with the time acceleration neither from capital nore from capital. And seems to have remained faithful to their roots, both in terms of his perception and as his mnemonic marks, as of his unconscious memory.
Freud said, in letters to Wilhelm Fliess, right in the very beginning of his work, that these three factors together would not be neither more nor less than what is necessary to create: create a life like a psychic work.

Um olhar da memória Until Sptember 22
Galeria Estação Rua Ferreira de Araújo, 625 – Pinheiros – 11 3813 7253




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