Henrique Oliveira, is one of the most promising names of the new generation. The artist is on a big stage, in 2009 presented his first solo overseas at Rice University in Houston, was one of the winners of CNI SESI Marcantonio Vilaça, which since 2004 recognizes the young national talents of fine arts, and was one of the highlights of last Mercosul Biennial, where he built a huge sculpture-siding that “flowed” from an old house in Porto Alegre. In 2010, Henrique was one of the highlights of the São Paulo Biennial. In 2012 presents a public work in Rio de Janeiro, invited by project Oir.
In his studio where he works in Sao Paulo, he splits his time between works of wood and abstract paintings. Henrique uses deteriorated wood sidings to create sculptures and installations. The strips of wood evoke expressive brushstrokes that we see in his paintings in acrylic. His paintings superimposes layers of paint with bold colors that seem to melt with a liquid quality that make us think of the body’s organs and senses.