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José Bezerra | Sculptures - exhibition catalog | 11/06/2015

It was in 2009, the very first time we exhibited José Bezerra, a Brazilian artist born in Vale do Catimbau, in the state of Pernambuco. We have been following his consistent artistic footsteps ever since.
Nothing is easy in the place he comes from. Life is hard. And I think that only art can hold the joy in this energetic man, who is always ready for any artistic expression.
He plays his “berimbau” music instrument, composes his own songs, dances to his so called “family”, comprised of sculptures stuck on the ground in his small farm.
His inspiration comes from the earth. It is from the earth, from dead tree branches that he gives birth to figures perceiving them even before he starts sculpting them. His intervention is subtle and transforming!
To visit him is always a renewed emotion. There, where nature is so lush, one can talk to God…
It is indeed true, that Bezerra is and will always be a great artist. His intuition, perceptiveness and creative vision make him what he shows us in this exhibition. He is close to a minimalist, and I hope this particularity always sticks to his artwork.
My dearest Tiago Mesquita, who curates the exhibition, has accepted this mission with great joy. He is one of many who admirers Bezerra’s talent.
All the artworks presented in this exhibition are unpublished. We are very happy to show them. I hope you are happy to see them.
We will enjoy them together.

Vilma Eid

José Bezzerra | Sculptures
Curated by Tiago Mesquita
Opening: June 16, 7pm (by invitation only)
Exhibition: from June 17 to August 2, 2015 (Mondays to Fridays, from 11am to 7pm; Saturdays from 11am to 3pm)
Free admission

Galeria Estação