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Expositie: Literal Cubism
Marcelo de Melo
In Literal Cubism Marcelo de Melo presents a retrospective series of enfolded paintings exploring constructive notions of the pictorial space, referencing early modernist movements such as Cubism and Constructivism as well as Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism. Through the modulation of hundreds of independent units of composition, the artist revisits the grid as an organisational mode highlighting the intrinsic connection between ancient mosaic principles and recent digital technologies. The exhibition showcases a particular way of structuring images conflating notions of pre- and post-digital aesthetic in a playful manner.
Marcelo de Melo (1972) is a Brazilian artist and researcher based in Amsterdam since 2005. He received a PhD in Art Practice (2019) awarded by the University of Brighton, England. His interest in material and visual culture is eclectic, ranging from classical archaeology to contemporary art and digital aesthetics, and forms the basis for a diverse art production such as sculpture, mosaic, paintings and installations. He has published and exhibited in several countries.
The opening will take place on Thursday 11 May at 5:30 pm (walk-in from 5:00 pm).