February 26, 2013 until March 23, 2013 // Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo
Luciana Brito Galeria presents for the first time in Brazil the solo exhibition by Raphaël Zarka Grammar and Compilation. The French-born artist is known for exploring the potential of structural forms, driven particularly by a theoretical experimentation on the possibilities of different materials, volume, and geometry. Raphaël Zarka is also extremely familiar with the dynamics of surfaces and the versatility of spaces, which can be attributed to his experience with skateboarding.
Grammar and Compilation brings together a collection of works, mostly never before shown, which summarizes his current artistic poetics: the geometric shapes presented suggest ‘collectionism,’ as practiced by the artist, while the 'grammar' emerges through the combinatorial process present in most of the works on display. This combination, in addition to consolidating outstanding elements of his research (geometry, transposition of elements from painting to sculpture, as well as the building of a body of shapes in the mold of a collection), also demonstrates an unavoidable reference to the studies of The Grammars of Ornament.