Blocks

The series Fardos (Blocks) is based on my personal records of the urban intervention Labirinto (Labyrinth), which consisted of tons of recyclable materials compressed into blocks and installed in various public parks around São Paulo city. The pictorial process is developed out of thick layers of oil that represent the materiality of the compressed garbage that formed the blocks.


The final painting reveals a visual result that makes the observer’s gaze flit back and forth between the figurative and abstract fields.

Blocks #6, 2012
Oil on canvas
120 x 100 cm

Blocks #1, 2012
Oil on canvas
120 x 100 cm

Blocks #3, 2012
Oil on canvas
120 x 100 cm

Blocks #4, 2012
Oil on canvas
120 x 100 cm

PAINTINGS