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Nemer : aquarelas recentes

José Alberto Nemer (Artist), Agnaldo Farias (Curator, Writer of added commentary), Instituto Tomie Ohtake (Issuing body, Host institution)
Curated by Agnaldo Farias, the exhibition comprises about 50 watercolors -with unique characteristics: large dimensions and the use of black- by the mineiro artist, born in Ouro Preto (MG), in an overview of the recent works of the professor and creator of the Escola de Belas-Artes da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). José Alberto Nemer is a visual artist and PhD in Fine Arts from Université de Paris VIII who belonged to the generation of so-called mineiro designers (from Minas Gerais), and has established himself a sone of the most important exponets of the Brazilian art scene since the 1970s. For some years now, the watercolors of José Alberto Nemer portray a confrontation between a constructive orientation and an organic impulse, a strugglehe has been perfecting to the complex resultsof today. Regarding the accompanying sheet There is a series of analogies of paintings and photography gathered here. Each set is composed of three small watercolors and one to three photographs, also made by the artist. No watercolor was inspired by a photo, nor the opposite. It is a playful exercise of one same look, whose records, in two different languages, are now exposed side by side. They evidence the occurrence and formal approximation of what the artist calls residual geometryʺ. Thus it is born in the studio or captured in the landscape of daily life
Print Book, Portuguese, 2021
Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brasil, 2021
exhibition catalogs
75 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
9786589342090, 6589342091
Tudo muito transparente / Instituto Tomie Ohtake
Coisa mais o menos transparentes / Agnaldo Farias, curador
Geometría residual It is all so transparent / Instituto Tomie Ohtake
More and less transparent things / Agnaldo Farias, curator
Texts in Portuguese and English