From this Thursday (4) to Sunday (7), the event SParte was held at Bienal Sao Paulo, at Parque Ibirapuera. Those four days unite a big number of art galleries from around the world with art pieces that constantly move and get off the wall as they are bought by art collectors and other people.
One question I usually ask myself is: why is art sold? I guess although I am against seeing a Picasso on the wall of a gallery instead of the wall of a public museum, I do understand that there are many contemporary artists that, successful or not, need to sell their art in order to live. Thankfully, I can see that this kind of events aren't visited only by art collectors, but also appreciators, which is a way to bring art to a commercial place, where people get used to look at, understand and even appreciate more of it. Art can be commercial, but more than any amount of money, art is inspiration, color, emotion and, hopefully, a part of the artist's soul and ideals.
These are the photos of some of my favorite works..!
This artist was painting a wall in the middle of the afternoon, during the third day of the exhibition
This is one of my favorite pieces. Not because of the visual look, but because this is one of the most perfect paintings I've ever seen!
This dress and top are all beaded! the artist is called Nazareth Pacheco and her work is amazing.
"Manifestation, not description" - I love art made with words. On the Last Bienal there was a piece of art that was a painting on a wall saying: "why is it called visual arts if the artist makes us read?"
The artist of this pieces above, William Kentridge, painted over written pages and also glued some messages on the painting. I think his art is amazing and again, he plays with words in the middle of his work
No entanto ele esta ca dentro inquieto, vivo.
To fly or not to fly... (written-art again)
This is a drawing, not a picture, and it's made with charcoal only. Impressive!
There is a lot of movement on this drawing. I learnt a similar technique on a summer program of intensive art last july. There was a model moving from one pose to another, and we had to draw as many poses as we could on the same piece of paper. I focused on these three poses and drew them ver and over again and he moved back to the pose I was drawing. My sketch, made with charcoal, looked like this:
Alice Neel's drawing
The famous brazilian artists that paint the social reality of the country, Os Gemeos, had some pieces being sold. This one was a door. the trousers have sparkles in it!
this painting looks like an electronic panel. I like the colors.
This frame-art reminds me on Lygia Clark's work and also Oiticica's philosophy. Both were part of the pos-concretismo movement and brought through their arts the idea of taking art outside the painting; using installations and, in Lygia's case, working with the frames of the paintings.
This embroidery was so nice and well worked. I began to be interested in embroidery when I sew a work for my college portfolio. The work is about maternity, so I thought about sewing it, connecting the mother's coziness with the softness of the fabric.
This is my work: