Galeria Estação is pleased to announce the participation in the next edition of the Armory Show, which will take place from September 7th to 10th, at the Javits Center (New York, USA). It is one of the most traditional art fairs nowadays, in which the gallery presents a set of works by Brazilian artists André Ricardo (1985, São Paulo), Santídio Pereira (1996, Piauí) and Véio (Cícero Alves dos Santos. 1948, Sergipe). They are from three generations, whose distinct cultural heritages contribute to the plurality of research, highlighting the importance of multidisciplinary studies and the diversity of materials in art.
Born in the Piauí State's countryside, Santídio Pereira presents a set of unseen works in woodcuts, as well as objects, made from iconographic research of Brazilian nature, embodied here in the figures of native plants such as bromeliads, macambiras and pineapple trees. Owner of his own woodcut technique, in which he subverts the traditionality of its processes, the artist starts by creating an "art-object" that fulfils the function of a printing matrix. Also conceived as works of art, these pieces are juxtaposed to compose a new work. In addition to these, the gallery features woodcuts from the "Morros" [hills] series, one of the most emblematic of Santídio Pereira, made with off-set paint. The series brings landscapes, that is, horizons that once crossed the artist's imagination and served as thermometers for his experimentation with colors, since they bring a density of possibilities, despite being monochromatic. Recently, Santídio Pereira participated in exhibitions at Galería Xippas (Punta del Este, Uruguay), Fundação Iberê Camargo (Porto Alegre, Brazil), Bortolami Gallery (New York, USA), Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain - Triennale di Milano, (Milan, Italy), Power Station of Art (Shanghai, China), Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain (Paris, France), among others.
André Ricardo, from the state of São Paulo, is specialized in painting, in which he works on the transparency and potentiality of colors through tempera, an ancient technique. For this set of paintings, the artist rescues aspects of the Brazilian cultural heritage, which starts from popular architecture, through the facades of houses and businesses in the communities. The artist is inspired by this spontaneous and intuitive geometry, which brings together elements of a particular and syncretic symbology and translates the common Brazilian visuality. This geometry, combined in different ways on the canvas by the artist, invades our memories and embraces our imagery and affective repertoire, intensified by the bodily dimension attributed to the works. André Ricardo's work has been featured in exhibitions at Hutchinson Modern & Contemporary (New York, USA), Fundaç?o Iberê Camargo (Porto Alegre, Brazil), Addaya Center d'Art Contemporanea (Mallorca, Spain), Galeria Mendes Wood DM (New York , USA), Lamb Arts (London, GB), as well as participated at RU - Residency Unlimited (New York, USA), in 2022.
The wooden sculptures by Véio, as he is most known, allude to elements of popular backcountry culture and can be considered true references of the customs of the region where he lives, in the Sergipe State's countryside. The artist uses the natural shapes of found pieces of wood to carve figures that later gain colors and details, forming works that tell the stories and references that populate the artist's life, such as the works presented. These works have been featured in important venues, such as Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain and Etel Milano (Milan, Italy), as well as the exhibition "Becoming Marni", as part of the program of the 56th Venice Biennale, at the Abbey of Saint Gregory (Venice, Italy).