Casa-Atelier Vieira da Silva March 4th*- June 13th 2021 *Opening pending on the lifting of lockdown restrictions
We live in a rapidly changing world in which our perception of space and time are constantly changing. Many people spend more time interacting, working, playing in a flattened world, a world perceived only on a screen´s surface. The games we used to play were of a physical nature, using three dimensional objects that were made to last. These paintings evoke a sense of human struggle to survive and flourish amid a furiously busy, relentlessly expansive and homogenizing modernity. The era of planned obsoleteness leaves us often lamenting a world where the things one cares most deeply about are continually rendered irrelevant by the pervasive powers of corporate capitalism, for which nothing matters but what can be quantified and monetized.
“For there is in this world in which everything wears out, everything perishes, one thing that crumbles into dust, that destroys itself still more completely, leaving behind still fewer traces of itself than Beauty: namely Grief.” ― Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time [volumes 1 to 7]
Above: Players, 2020 monotypes (unique prints) oil on Fabriano Rosaspina paper, each 50 cm x 70cm
Below: Installation view
Above: Matrecos, 2020 oil on canvas, each+-150cm x210cm