Caetano de Almeida’s painting interweaves the sign, the body and its absence, slowness, the investment of desire, the accumulation of capital, working conditions, and waiting.
Galeria Luisa Strina presents Caetano de Almeida’s solo exhibition, from 5 April until 21 May 2016.
After four years without exhibiting his works in São Paulo, the artist brings one drawing and new paintings. The paintings, constructed from lines, continue the artist’s study into webs, patterns and history. His compositions are often optically loaded, chromatic and frequently characterized by patterns formed by circular cut-outs and holes. The geometric structure of the works points to the rich history of geometric art. However, it is Caetano’s intuitive use of color that adds a unique sensation of his own dynamism.
Caetano de Almeida lives and Works in São Paulo. Recent solo show include: Coffret, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto (2015); Galerie Anne Villepoix, Paris (2015); Andreas Thalmann Gallery, Zürich (2014); Eleven Rivington Gallery, New York (2013, 2011); Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2012).
Recent group shows include: Eu represento os artistas, Revisited, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2014); Guignard e o Oriente, entre Rio e Minas, MAR Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (2014); Histórias Mestiças, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2014); 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh (2013); Law of the jungle, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York (2010); Ponto de equilíbrio, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2010).
His work is part of important collections, such as: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; MAM/SP Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; MAM/Rio Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro; MAC/USP Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo; Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand; Coleção Marcantônio Vilaça; CACI Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim; Coleção João Carlos Fiqueiredo Ferraz; Peter Stuyvesant Foundation; North Carolina Museum of Art; Acervo Banco Itaú; Associação dos Amigos da Pinacoteca do Estado; Coleção Dakis Joannou; Deutsche Bank Collection.
Exhibition dates: 5 April to 21 May 2016.
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday from 10am-7 pm / Saturday from 10am-5pm.