Karla Osorio Gallery will be participating for the third time in INDIA ART FAIR, the main art fair in South Asia, being the only Brazilian gallery. Our stand will have six artists represented: the Brazilians Almandrade, Bené Fonteles, Daisy Xavier and João Trevisan, the Indian Asim Waqif and the Argentinean Catalina Léon. A potent dialogue between artists of several generations, with distinct aesthetics and poetics in excellent interaction.
Almandrade is one of the heirs of the neoconcrete movement, creator of the Magazine of Semiotics in Brazil and a visual activist poet since the seventies. We present works from the 70-90s in several techniques, including the CARPETES series, a work of great political engagement, selected in a contest by Rubem Valentim in the 80s. The young João Trevisan can be considered a “4th generation constructivist” with meticulous paintings in form, colour and geometry, that act almost as studies for a powerful sculptural work in large dimensions, focusing on geopolitical issues. Bené Fonteles is a multi-faceted and engaged artist, a true shaman of the arts, whose work relates to spirituality, ecology and indigenous issues in a beautiful, in an impactful and also very delicate way. Daisy Xavier, artist and psychoanalyst, overflows in her creation a strong poetic charge, reflecting on the limits of the body, identities and otherness, in interaction with insects and nature. Catalina León‘s powerful painting unites, in less conventional supports, abstraction and figuration, addressing from classical mythology to current feminine issues. Her fragmented work is pure poetry and highlights her as one of the brightest of the recent generation in Latin America. Asim Waqif is the first Indian artist represented by the gallery, presenting two recent three-dimensional works, representative of his engaged aesthetic and political approach to urban and public space in contemporary society.
NSIC Exhibition Grounds
Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi