: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?! 😉

:dinner time [human.grill] ‘Blu

We all know about Blu, right? Very famous graffiti artist that change d understanding of d street art in general. Till now we use to see d graffiti only as two dimensional urban expression, even if there are 3D graffs that open even some more spherical multidimensional sense of d humanity adapted on d walls around d globe. Blu shows Us how with d help of stop motion movie recording [MUTO] this art can grow soul inside d work and give him a concept to live, to left urban signature in this contemporary era of leaving.

Firestarter. Blu

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I show in this blog, post about some similar style of drawing that is perfect layer, basic for one music track, u can see d video here [let Go!] and Blu in meanwhile gives Us some new traces that field put light on this blog as place where we care for d urban, street style of expression, work, showing message via one of d post contemporary way of communication with d art itself.

:human_grill (parrilla)

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:тhe BA [buenos aires] Street Art says:

Blu is in Buenos Aires and has just finished painting another politically charged mural. It features six figures being roasted on a grill by the flames from a huge pile of burning bank notes. Argentines love to have barbecues (asados) and it looks like Blu has chosen a similar theme for his latest critique.

:on juxtapoz magazine for d new mural we read:

The good people of Buenos Aires Street Art just posted another mural by Italian artist, Blu, the second the artist has completed in the Argentinian city over the past month. As they report, the mural features “six figures being roasted on a grill by the flames from a huge pile of burning bank notes.” BA Street Art also mentions that Argentinians “love to have barbecues (asados) and it looks like Blu has chosen a similar theme for his latest critique.”

:Going up in flames

Considering Blu has traveled the world in 2011 with so many great, and politically charged murals, this seems like a great way to close out the year. Although, knowing Blu, he may have one or two more in him. His recent mural in Athens remains one of our favorite public art works of the year.

:Six men none the richer

:Loadsamoney. x1oo pesos notes

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This is d work that catch my attention one month ago or something and I haven’t share it on my blogs till now, maybe I just shootout d picture on twitter 🙂

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:blu _ribbon event

:blind loyalty?

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[all of the pictures as it writes on them are shared form BA street art]
:what about Blu’s latest mural, what do u think? You can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og facebook page

‘cobra_d way of dancing with colors

Today, my friend from twitter & facebook Andrew Crane share this amazing video work where we have d opportunity to see this great artist, amsterdamishen Karel Appel in d moment of work/ pleasure/ new experience. .. I have a lot of other places from where I can share only d video or just d link, without opinion but this technique and style of painting I really want to mention here in this blog.

I have had experiences like this also and I really hope in future to have d ability of traveling inside me again and doin’ this wonderful yoga with d canvas. someones thinks that this is fight, expression of negative feelings some are thinking d opposite, making love with that what’s ur spirit, wind that guides u trough d process of creating. well, it costs a lot of money, especially if u want to do that with oil colors and still we need to become directors or curators in some galleries first  😉

.What a miss that I didn’t know about this video till now, I really like this „cobra“ style of expression. .. and d tea moment on d end of the video, priceless*. He use to say “If I paint like a barbarian, it’s because we live in a barbarous age” about his technique of bringing those hidden feelings out of his soul.

from wikipedia we read: Christiaan Karel Appel (25 April 1921 – 3 May 2006) was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde movement Cobra in 1948.

The Wild Firemen 1947

..more extraordinary were his associations with people from totally different artistic genres. In the 1980s and 90s he produced intriguing combinations of painting and visual poetry with Allen Ginsberg, while in 1987 he worked with the Japanese choreographer Min Tanaka on Can we Dance a Landscape? at the Opéra Comique in Paris – a performance set against a background of bright landscapes, feline faces and spotted cows on wheels. The reviews were mixed.

Helen A. Harrison for d The New York Times in 1981, said that Cobra’s major achievement “was in fostering an amalgam of aspects of the major trends in contemporary artistic thinking” with “the dark, mystical Northern sensibility that gives their work its peculiar character, so appropriate to postwar Europe.
She also added: “In short, they seem to have been able to express both optimism and anxiety at the same time.”

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It’s a video from d early 6o’s [’62] where d artist/ painter show his childish way of communication with canvas & d colors. Every second he is deeper in his inner personality and from that dialog he write trough d spectra of fast, naive moves amazing moments, pictures that create inside u unique feeling.

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Very important artist in d plead of contemporary history of art, that left behind a lot of works that are pretty respected from d art community and mostly if u’re interested u can see them in d most important museums & galleries around d world. Besides this stunning paintings in his collection of works we can find sculptures, drawings, litho & prints.

As we mention he was poet/ thinker also, so for d end of this first post on my blog for this great artist I’ll share few of d quotes that I found googling about him:

– (artists are people) who employ matter between birth and death. Matter is something to use, not possess.

– Every day I have to be awake to escape… …The whole world is sleepy. It is a real fight to be awake, to see everything new, for the first time in your life.

– I’m not a pessimist. Maybe I don’t have a primitive feeling of happiness, that is true. Sometimes my color is happy but not the expression.