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OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach 2020

Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, Mira Schendel, Nelson Felix, Tunga and Paulo Pasta

December 2 - 6, 2020

View of the virtual show Unfolding Matter for OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach

View of the virtual show Unfolding Matter for OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach

View of the virtual show Unfolding Matter for OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach

View of the virtual show Unfolding Matter for OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach

View of the virtual show Unfolding Matter for OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach

View of the virtual show Unfolding Matter for OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach

View of the virtual show Unfolding Matter for OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach

View of the virtual show Unfolding Matter for OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach

View of the virtual show Unfolding Matter for OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach

View of the virtual show Unfolding Matter for OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach

View of the virtual show Unfolding Matter for OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach

View of the virtual show Unfolding Matter for OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach

Mira Schendel Untitled, Déc. 60

Mira Schendel
Untitled, Déc. 60

Oil on canvas
100 x 70 cm

Lygia Clark Bicho linear, 1960

Lygia Clark
Bicho linear, 1960
Stainless steel

45 x 68 x 10 cm (variable measurements)

Lygia Pape Untitled, 1972

Lygia Pape
Untitled, 1972

Screen print on paper

Edition: AP
50 x 70 cm

Nelson Felix Untitled, 2018

Nelson Felix
Untitled, 2018

Carrara marble and bronze
50,5 x 49,5 x 38 cm

Tunga Untitled, 2008

Tunga
Untitled, 2008

Glass, cold vulcanized rubber, steel cord, magnet, glass matte and cast iron

50 x 120 x 90 cm

Press Release

For OVR: Art Basel Miami Beach, Galeria Millan presents the virtual show Unfolding Matter, that brings a selection of works by six Brazilian artists: Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape and Mira Schendel - considered the most important Brazilian neo-concrete artists having influenced important artists of later generations and whose production reverberates until the current days - in dialogue with the production of Nelson Felix, Tunga and Paulo Pasta. The connection between these productions highlights one of the guidelines of Galeria Millan, which is to bring together and propose relationships between artists of different generations.

Tunga moves between different techniques in which he absorbs organic and morphological elements, working with abstraction and figuration and immersing himself in the deeper layers of human sensory experience, ranging from unconscious sexual symbolism to the transformation of matter into spirit. The essence of his practice, like that of Lygia Clark, comprises a formal plurality of ideas that unfold in different compositions and structures.

Nelson Felix, sculptor and draftsman, includes in his works elements of nature contrasted by cultural objects and sculptural material, exploring their imminent transubstantiation. He is interested in the interiority of things and in the relationship between balance and instability in the construction of an architectural space in which his works are installed. His practice emerges from the notion that the body is power, a characteristic also present in the production of both Tunga and Lygia Clark. The human body, word and language, poetry and cartography acquire, in Felix's practice, a plastic dimension, revealing their mythical or symbolic aspects.

Paulo Pasta is a painter, draftsman and engraver and his research is guided by the construction of temporality in painting. The colors and shapes in his works seem to plan the perception of the passage of time. The shapes and geometries represented in the thick atmospheres created by the artist are slowly recognized by a watchful eye from the viewer. The artist also develops his paintings through many layers of oil paint on canvas and, like Mira Schendel, part of a unique procedure, the rigor of execution in sequence and around the same axis for the elaboration of works that refer to universal themes and transcendental character.

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