Via Aristide De Togni, 28 | 20123 Milano IT

November 02 – December 04, 2022
Opening reception: Wednesday, November 02, 5pm

Matheus Marques Abu show PROPHECY, opens in Milan, at Plain Gallery, with the support of the Brazilian Consulate in Milan and the Galeria Karla Osorio.

Prophecy is characterized as form of divine manifestation. A key to unlocking it is to understand, not only the literal meaning of a word but also what it symbolizes.

All the eight works – paintings and tridimensional installative objects – were created by Matheus during his residency in Milano, based in his long and dense research inspired by the creation myths of the Yoruba culture.

“Like all the figures and movements I see in the paintings, the expectations, the readiness situation, makes me think of Prophecy.”

As brazilian curator Lorraine Mendes recently said, “Matheus fables life strategies through layers of painting… The artist, calmly and with ownership of his practice and intellectuality, recognizes in himself, and in his process, a path to Sankofa”…