Brazilian Papers

Carlos Contente | Jarbas Lopes | Cinthia Marcelle | Thiago Rocha Pitta | Bernardo Ramalho

12 March >23 April 2011

Bendana | Pinel Art Contemporain is proud to present in association with the gallery A Gentil Carioca «Brazilian Papers», works on paper of five contemporary Brazilian artists. This exhibition shows through Thiago Rocha Pitta's watercolors cut-outs (1980), Jarbas Lopes's drawings (1964), Cinthia Marcelle's collages (1974), drawings of Carlos Contente (1977) and of Bernardo Ramalho (1982).

Jarbas Lopes is an artist who lives in a small town north of Rio de Janeiro. He works in the tradition of such artist-activists as Joseph Beuys (1921 - 1986), whose notion of “social sculpture” views art as a means through which people can shape their society and views social interaction as an art form as well.

More known for her installations, her photography or her videos – she won the «Future Generation Art Prize 2010» of the Pinchuk Foundation with a trilogy of videos - Cinthia Marcelle also works collages and drawings in the continuity of her work on the absurd, the disappearance and the appearance.

Carlos Contente created a synthetic and reproductible image of himself. This «mini» Contente, that contaminated at first the urban spaces, is also associated with drawings of an indisputable graphic quality.

Thiago Rocha Pitta's works, and in particular his watercolors, suggest diverse movements and transformations which seem to articulate nature’s functionning principles with those of the pictorial representation.

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