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Galeria Marília Razuk is pleased to present 'Água-Viva', Alexandre Wagner's first solo exhibition at the gallery. With curatorial text by Kiki Mazzucchelli, the show gathers 30 paintings in small and medium formats all made between 2019 and 2021.
Imaginary, dreamlike spaces, driven not only by the idea of landscape, but mainly by the choice of color. This is the synthesis of the paintings that the artist Alexandre Wagner exhibits in Água-viva (Jellyfish), show on view from May 27 on the physical space and also on the Viewing Room platform of Galeria Marília Razuk.
The exhibition brings together about 30 small and medium format paintings, works made between 2019 and 2021 - most of them within the period of the pandemic -, in which Alexandre invites the viewer to approach the paintings, to look closely at their surface. His works suggest landscapes, birds, stars, pieces of the world that fall apart through dots of color and quick brushstrokes.
In Alexandre's paintings, the elements present in the compositions can operate inside and outside certain signs. An accumulation of brushstrokes suggests a forest and instantly becomes a jumble of marks. In the artist's words, the “possibility of something ceasing to be immediately what it appears to be” is a fundamental characteristic of the process. “When this happens, I feel that the work remains active, that it continues to generate meanings because it could not be named definitively. If three lines look like birds, the work says that first of all they are ink, they are marks on a surface ”, says Wagner.
This artist from Minas Gerais and based in São Paulo is also interested in relating to small and abandoned things. His works were named after plant species such as Assa-peixe, Cambará and Apaga-Fogo, types of invasive plants common in wastelands and roadsides. The paintings also name some small places in Minas Gerais such as Santa Luzia or Heliodora. They are part of the construction of the artist's imaginary, a point that shows his intention to establish a certain strangeness in the possible relations between the works.