:wooden dreams, surreal roots are born_

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:I saw few sculptures, installations during d past few months of d last year and I’m pretty interested in his work. We’ll see works from Henrique Oliveira born ‘73, Sao Paolo..

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:I will not even try to explain what he want to express with this works, how hi use d material, where he find it, all of that u’ll hear in this short presentation from him where he discusses his work with Rice Gallery student attendants.
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:from d gallery we read:

Oliveira uses tapumes, which in Portuguese can mean “fencing,” “boarding,” or “enclosure,” as a title for many of his large-scale installations. The term makes reference to the temporary wooden construction fences seen throughout the city of São Paulo where Oliveira lives. It also refers to the weathered wood Oliveira uses as the primary material in his installations.

:visit Henrique Oliveira’s websitehere.

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:I like megalomaniac stuff, bit deconstructive in their forms. ..it took all of my attention, presence, thoughts . ..engaged art with deep roots. this tridimensional architecture,  sculptures are perfect landscapes for an abstract mind, d state that u get in is unreal dimension, surreal perception from one side but so real and close to d natural landscapes from other.

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via artdaily.org

Early on, Oliveira experimented with the surfaces of his paintings by gluing newspaper onto a canvas and scraping it, or mixing sand with the paint. A breakthrough occurred while he was a student at the University of São Paulo, where for two years the view from his studio window was a wooden construction fence. Over time Oliveira began to see the deterioration of the wood and its separation into multiple layers and colors as similar to the process of painting. One week before the final student show opened, the construction was finished and the worn out plywood fence was discarded. Oliveira collected the wood and used it in his first installation.

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Oliveira’s installations, which he refers to as “tridimensionals,” have evolved into massive, spatial constructions that combine painting, architecture, and sculpture. In some installations he uses walls as supports, attaching and shaping lengths of PVC tubing to create enormous, protruding forms over which he layers thin sheets of wood. In others, he arranges thousands of pieces of painted wood into gestural abstract “paintings” that spill off the wall into the viewer’s space. The constants in Oliveira’s work are the visual and tactile qualities of wood that has been exposed to the elements, and though he incorporates new, flexible plywood into his work, his primary material remains the discarded wood collected on the streets of São Paulo.

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“powerful recycled wood installations snake through their exhibition spaces like massive living trees that burst out of walls and ceilings.”

“Oliveira has created an eco-friendly body of work using a unique process and style which treats discarded wood as if it were strokes of paint.  Seeing the beauty in the damaged, he gives worn pieces of wood new life.”

:writes inhabitat for Henrique Oliveira‘s work.

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:hope u enjoy this surreal wooden dream, there are few more photos with d works from this great artist, sorry that I didn’t put names, but his signature is far away then authentic. happy that on this day I first time decide to collect most of his masterpieces, adorable indeed. – what do u say? . .. u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page _enJoy d first working day of this year, if that means explore – go for IT!

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:psychedelic isn’t it?! 😉

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