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25/06/2012 | Samico | Wood cuttings - Alma do Artista Blog

The city of São Paulo now has a series of exhibitions of work that has its main support in paper and which caters to all tastes. The Tomie Ohtake Institute has just opened an individual exhibition of American artist Jasper Johns, with lithogravures, metal engravings and silkscreen work. Even though he is better known for his paintings, there were no resources to bring his paintings over, but this is still the largest exhibition dedicated to his work in Brazil. Concrete artist Luiz Sacilotto, also better known for his paintings, has his latest works (studies, collages and silkscreen work) shown at the Caixa Cultural exhibition hall at Sé. The Museum of Modern Art (MAM) of São Paulo, in turn, presents the famous expressionist woodcuttings of Oswaldo Goeldi, for which he was became famous. In these works, there is a prevalence of black, with possibly some coloured details. More wood cuttings can be seen in the individual exhibition of Pernambucan sculptor Samico, as from next Tuesday at the Estação Art Gallery. With a meticulous technique, his inspiration is nature and also the myths of Native Brazilian tribes (see picture above). Another artist who is inspired by nature is painter Dircéa Mountfort, who has an individual exhibition at the Entrecores Gallery, with refined water colours of landscapes and plants. My former teacher Cláudio Mubarac prefers human nature as a theme for his paintings, monotypes and contemporary engravings, which shall be on show at the Transversal Gallery as from this Saturday. So far, only individual exhibitions have been mentioned. There is a lot more to see in the Foreign Papers collections, with engravings, lithographies, collages and photocopies by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco de Goya, Käthe Kollwitz, Max Beckmann, Agostino Carraci and other artists from the MASP collection; Brazilian Engravings in the collection of the São Paulo Pinacothèque, with works by over 100 artists, including Elisa Bracher, Fayga Ostrower, Ivan Serpa, Lasar Segall, Lívio Abramo, Maria Bonomi, Oswaldo Goeldi, and Vermelho, with photographs, paintings, engravings and drawings by Luiz Sacilotto, Claudio Tozzi, Tomie Ohtake, Volpi and others, which are part of the collection of the Mônica Filgueiras and Eduardo Machado Gallery. Information about each exhibition is shown below. Samico| Wood cuttings – Estação Gallery, R. Ferreira Araújo, 625 -Pinheiros, São Paulo, SP –Telephone 0xx11 3813-7253, from 26 June to 31 August 2012, Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.




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