This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Amilcar de Castro, one of the great names in Brazilian Art. To celebrate this special occasion, Silvia Cintra + Box 4 Gallery, responsible for representing the artist for 35+ years, prepared an exhibition with artworks from different moments of the career of this great artist.
A 1.20m sculpture of corten steel, “cut and fold”, divides the gallery hall with a series of small-format wood and steel sculptures, made by the artist throughout his career. Some of them have been reproduced in various sizes, and others, such as the ones made of wood, are unique pieces.
Amilcar did not see himself as a painter. According to him, a painter sees the world through color, like Matisse. Amilcar was a sculptor, and therefore he saw the world through forms. His works on canvas are called drawings, often made in a single gesture. Four canvases from different periods were selected for the exhibition, one of them from the famous series of lines, made by the artist in the 90s. To complete the selection of works, a series of 6 drawings on Eucatex, made between 1988 and 1989, rarely shown in the past decades.
The centenary celebrations of Amilcar de Castro would take place in Brazilian institutions throughout the year, but due to the pandemic, part of the shows were postponed.
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