Tuesday, 5 January 2010

One man's trash, another man's treasure!

When Henrique Oliveira from Sao Paulo, Brazil noticed the plywood fence outside his window peeling, he probably didn't realise that he was about to embark (sorry couldn't help myself)upon such a greatly ambitious project. Oliveira found himself intrigued by the peeled wood which had faded, producing an array of colours and layers. When the fence was taken down he collected the remains and launched himself into his current work, producing huge, voluminous sculptures that swirl and bulge out from walls and through corridors. The artist admits to sourcing his materials from the dumpsters of Sao Paulo and seeks to address the issues of perception and decay in his work. I think the colours that Oliveira brings together are stunning and find the unbelievably dynamic forms of his sculptures baffling! And at the same time incredibly beautiful no?

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