Charles-Henri Monvert & Sérgio Sister — A Cor Reunida
Charles-Henri Monvert & Sérgio Sister
A Cor Reunida
Past: May 4 → June 29, 2013
A Cor Reunida is a joint exhibition of two artists from the same generation who focus on abstract painting. The work of these artists who live on two different continents, Charles-Henri Monvert, born in 1948 in Neuilly-sur-Seine (France) and Sérgio Sister, born that same year but in Sao Paulo (Brazil), adhere to no other rule than that of painting. The tone is set. Each one in their own style attempts to give volume and substance to the act of painting, and more specifically to the actual canvas; matter is revealed, overlaps and becomes embodied.
The work of Charles-Henri Monvert belongs to the analytical abstraction movement. He seeks to extend every possibilities of the chromatic range. Squares, Circles. The issue was “How to proceed from square to circle”. The point of “crystallization” — the moment when color is about to reveal itself — continues today to inspire his art. Sergio Sister is involved in a research about the potential of color, in the wake of the Brazilian Neo-Concrete movement from the 60s. The pieces exhibited here are little known oil on canvases and on wood. On the surface, they preserve the artist’s gesture: shorts strokes, brushstrokes, or how to spread luminosity. These two artists are jointly exhibited under a title that evokes the encounter and reuniting of color.
Opening Friday, May 3, 2013 6 PM → 9 PM