LORENZATO AND BRUNO FARIA
Text by Kiki Mazzuchelli
October 21 to December 21, 2020
Commemorating the 120 years of artist Lorenzato, Galeria Marilia Razuk presents the exhibition HORIZONS: LORENZATO AND BRUNO FARIA at its viewing room, in an unprecedented partnership with the Periscópio gallery, from Belo Horizonte. With text from independent art curator and critic Kiki Mazzucchelli, the show offers two artists from different generations, but who both turn their gaze to an important genre of art history: landscapes.
HORIZONS straddles a territory between the two bodies of work, separated by almost three decades and which once again renew and update the genre. Lorenzato (1900-1995) represented the everyday reality of his home state of Minas Gerais, using essential colors and often employing a metal comb to spread the paint, a technique inherited from his trade as a painter decorator, exercised until 1956. Bruno Faria (1981), meanwhile, distances himself from the traditional language of painting to approach the conceptual. In the series, Lembranças de Paisagem (Memories of Landscape), the artist roams antique fairs looking for banners and flags from the 1960s and 1970s, which feature images of landscapes that reflect the imagination of Brazil’s cities. Seen, at the time, as souvenirs, as post cards, they receive intervention through painting, taking away the texts and leaving only the image of each city’s landscape.
By placing these artists in a dialogue, viewers are granted two poetics, each maintaining, in its own way, the enigma of the landscape that erodes away, yet also resists.