The art of old wood

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.

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