15.06.2017 - 18.06.2017
Galeria Marilia Razuk participa da Art Basel 2017, Suiça apresentando Leonilson
Born in Fortaleza, in the Northern part of Brazil, José Leonilson moved still very young to São Paulo, where he had the chance to study with some of the most important artists of the time, such as Julio Plaza and Nelson Leirner. Leonilson quickly became one of the leaders of a generation of artists who came of age in the ‘80’s, distinguished by a colorful and vibrant production, mainly focused on painting. Carefully organized in collaboration with the Projeto Leonilson, that manages the estate of the artist, this presentation of his work was conceived as a small survey, and includes some of his characteristic large scale, unstretched paintings from the late ‘80s, a selection of works on paper, and his signature embroideries, which Leonilson started producing at the beginning of the ‘90s, and quickly became his best-known works. Often combining simple images and texts, the embroideries are loosely autobiographical, and document in an almost silent, subtle and poetic way the last years of his short life.