José Bechara: The thickness of the void at Diana Lowenstein Gallery

Sat 2 Dec, 2017 - Tue 31 Jan, 2017
José Bechara

Unpublished works by José Bechara, established Brazilian artist will be on view at Diana Lowenstein Gallery. Under the title “The thickness of the void”, the gallery brings together 18 new paintings produced in 2017, and also recent works with glass developed especially for the show.

The exhibition is formed by two different series: one were the artist uses techniques involving acrylics and metal oxidations such as steel and copper on used and old tarpaulins; the another series based on the possibilities of painting with glass that tries to question themes like the “space in between”, “gravity”, “transparencies” and sometimes “reflection of images around”, “fragility”, as planned by the artist.

José Bechara lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Throughout time Bechara developed a unique manner through the use of different methods and materials, enabling new experiences in the pictorial field. Instead of the white canvas, the artist uses worn materials smirched by time, incidents, and practices of a universe far from that of the traditional craft of painting. Ferruginous matter eroded by time, and the recent high colors creates distinct chromatic effects of his paintings. This experimental nature – coupled with a great aesthetic precision and through the development of a poetic language – lead the artist to the creation of sculptures and installations, associating his work therefore more directly with architecture.

Opening reception: December 2nd, 6 to 9 pm –
Show on view from December 2nd to January 31st.

Diana Lowenstein Gallery
2043 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
305 576 1804
www.dianalowensteingallery.com

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