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The art of old wood

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Posted by Mark Sinclair, 19 March 2009, 15:29    Permalink    Comments (6)


Tapumes, 2006, Funarte, Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira's first solo show in the US opens at Houston's Rice Gallery on 26 March. Oliveira uses wood collected from the streets of São Paulo to create huge installations that he calls "tridimensionals". The thin sections of wood, obtained from old fencing and boarding known as "tapumes", are bent and curved into these enormous structures that seem to spill off the gallery walls. Click through for some more pictures of Oliveira's work and go here for some images of how he puts the structures together. Originally spotted on designboom.com.


Tapumes, 2006, Centro Cultural São Paulo


Tapumes, 2006, Funarte, Rio de Janeiro


Tapumes, 2008, Galerie Vallois


Turbilhão para Turner, 2007, Conselho Britânico, São Paulo


Tapumes, 2005, Casa da Cultura da América Latina


Tapumes, 2006, Funarte, Rio de Janeiro


Tapumes, 2006, Fiat Mostra Brasil, São Paulo

6 Comments

Wood you believe it!

sorry
the pig faced lady
2009-03-19 16:39:17


@PFL
Might change the headline
CR Mark Sinclair
2009-03-19 16:41:41


Beautiful stuff. I'd love to see it come to the UK for a show.
Michael Preston
2009-03-19 17:18:21


WOW!!!
HUGE, TITANIC, ENORMOUS MAZE OF WOOD FLOATING TIN THE SPACE.
JUST GREAT!
ioanna
2009-03-24 07:29:04


Amazing! Beautiful, inspiring, large, fantastic!
Laura
2009-03-24 10:43:09


So much depth...the one in Conselho, Britanico looks like it want to absorb you into it's world...

Outstanding...please schedule your artwork with Art Basel in Miami Beach or Design Miami in Miami...we'd love to see your work in person.

These shows are held in December every year, and I can't recall seeing anything of this magnitude.

Beautiful vision...reminds me of Gehry's architecture.
Carlos
2009-03-24 22:47:26


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