17 May 2012

Featured Artist: Henrique Oliveira

Artist :: Henrique Oliveira

Henrique lives and works in Sao Paulo.
He has a Fine Arts Degree and completed a Masters in Visual Poetics  at the Sao Paulo University.
I think the term visual poetics describes his unusual work perfectly. His technique combines sculpture with painting creating large installations that become part of the space they occupy having no beginning or ending.

The Artist has a desire to transcend the formal practices of painting and sculpture merging the two techniques into one. The painting leaves the conventional walled surface to skin these incredible twisted forms that appear to burst into and pass through the space.

"So, the whole subject-object relationship is reversed. The content is you! If you don't walk into the work and engage with it, there isn't any content."  Richard Serra

His intention reminds me of Richard Serra and his endeavours to create an environment where the viewer experience is paramount to the completion of Artwork, to make it whole.
You can see more of his work on his website here.

Artist Website
Richard Serra

Note: All images are the sole property of Henrique Oliveira and have been referenced from the link sources in this post. If you wish to use these images please link to the Artist website or back to this post.

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susan christensen said...

Good lord! Thank you for pointing out this extraordinary work to me. -sus

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

wow. i would love to love it. but it's freaking me OUT!
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objectsofwhimsy said...

Its pretty crazy stuff isnt it? but I really love the madness of it.

bobbi said...

I too love the madness of it!! It's amazing what's in some people's mind isn't it? I wish I could be a little more wild with my creativity.

objectsofwhimsy said...

can you imagine if we all thought like that it would be chaos heeheehee!

Stefanie Seltner said...

oh, this is great!!!