09 — 13 . 09 . 2015
During its appearance at Art Rio 2015, Galerie Agnès Monplaisir presents two internationally recognised artists, both having in common a taste for textures and light. The French duo Todd & Fitch, already recognized by top-notch collectors come to South American for the first time with their most recent production. The Colombian artist Olga de Amaral, returns to Brazil with her 2015 work, showed for the very first time.
Todd & Fitch do not consider themselves as an artistic duo, but together, just manage to be one. Light is the material, rather virgin and unrecognized, that they really appreciate and know well. Due to their format, their “works” are more like paintings, but their materials are not. They don’t meet traditional definitions of the term “sculpture”, and it is neither a matter of “installations”. For some, the use of light bulbs makes them “lighting”, but none of these words is suitable for them, nor apply to their... “works”.
Olga de Amaral has been recently under the spotlight of the international art market, thanks to a growing interest on her work. She comes this year with her most recent production, directly from her studio and previously unseen. Olga de Amaral creates multimedia fiber works that are neither canvases nor tapestries. Instead, these unclassifiable pieces are a personal expression made of fibers and tissue embellished with paint, gesso and precious metals —woven works that explore the history and culture of her native Colombia, as well as South America’s material wealth.
© Sergio Rousselet
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