Saturday, March 5, 2011

Internationally recognized Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira created a site specific installation piece at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art that will be on display until mid June.

Oliveira works primarily with reused strips of pliable fencing wood that commonly surround construction sites in his hometown of São Paulo. He often uses this medium to explore the texture of thick gestural brushstrokes that one would find in an oil painting. Oliveira compares this concept to taking a small corner of a densely textured painting and enlarging it to the size of a wall, allowing the viewer to see the subtle details of a brushstroke.

Read my review of the show here.

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