Galeria Karla Osorio presents a solo exhibition “Transitory Constellation – ephemeral nuances”, Josiane Dias
Gallery 1, 2 and 3 Pavilion I
Opening, Saturday, October 1, 2022, brunch, 11am-3pm
Galeria Karla Osorio presents the solo exhibition “Constellação Transitória – ephemeral nuances” by the artist Josiane Dias, which will open on Saturday, October 1st, between 11 am and 3 pm, with the presence of the artist and the curator.
The exhibition includes 2 recent series: “Em trance” and “Tel Aviv Bus Station”, with 24 photographs, medium and large, all unpublished in Brazil.
About the exhibition See below a brief curatorial text by the curator Rodrigo Vilela
“Josiane Dias presents two recent series at the exhibition: “Em trance” and “Tel Aviv Bus Station”. Both could be seen, at first, as diametrically opposed. However, the artist guides us through images connected by points and lines of color, which structure images of different natures.
“Em trance” brings a sequence of photographs of bathers, with their towels, chairs, books, sarongs, slippers and crocs that punctuate a very specific type of experience: that beach has always been there, impassive, with its rocks, wind and horizon, and what changes are the passing summer bathers, who alter the landscape, its colors, shapes and gestures, its unnatural presence.
Through digitally manipulated images, Josiane brings saturated colors, which are in the images, but do not represent those scenarios. However, her compositions create an environment both familiar and artificial, and put these characters in the foreground of the viewer’s focus, as if they were always there, naturally.
In the series “Tel Aviv Bus Station” Josiane presents a fragmented record of a Bauhausian building in the city-symbol of the German school in the post-war period. When the Bauhaus school closed in 1933, many of its talented members migrated to Tel-Aviv, which received a considerable contingent of teachers from the defunct school. The city has more than 4 thousand buildings built in the Bauhaus style, among them the monumental city bus station, whose construction began in 1967 and ended in 1993, with its more than 230 thousand m², more than a thousand stores and a gigantic labyrinthine structure.
If the purpose of the architecture was to create a functional environment, the artist’s eye focused precisely on the symbol-elements of this architecture that associates basic shapes (squares, triangles and circles) and primary colors, with its white and rationalist cubic architecture, just like the school precept. In this series, the dots of color not only illuminate the structure, but structure the look and create geometric, surrealist artificial landscapes, architectural in principle, in which it is no wonder that the human presence does not fit.
In this game of colors, planes, perspectives and lines, Josiane Dias presents a dialectic of presence and absence, melancholy and futurism. If the spaces filled by human participation are in nature and not in the city, what is the place of man in the contemporary world?
There is nothing more natural than presenting these works in Brasília, a symbol city of modernist architecture and human intervention in the natural landscape. In a writing by Dutch architect Rem Koolhass about the federal capital, the Pritzker Prize states: “Modernity is fundamentally ephemeral, it was never intended to last. At best, modern architecture is a minimal membrane separating a portion of a space for , temporarily, make it useful for some specific purpose. The aesthetic of the modern is a constellation of nuances that are meant to be transitory”.
about the artist
Josiane Dias is a Brazilian visual artist and photographer who currently lives and works between Brasília and São Paulo. Since 1993, when she left her hometown of Curitiba, she has lived in Geneva, Tokyo, New York and Tel Aviv. Living in different countries and cultures has influenced his photography on many levels. Her work is inspired by the urban and natural landscape, but not in a literal sense. She looks for the unnoticed and the unexpected detail of these landscapes, for something ephemeral and poetic.
Josiane studied photography at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and visual arts at the National Academy School, both schools in New York, NY. She has participated in several group exhibitions in New York, including the National Academy Museum, Soho Photo Gallery and the United Nations (UN) Headquarters, as well as others in Geneva, Venice, Rome, Tel Aviv, and Nagoya. She has had 3 solo exhibitions: Galeria do Consulado Geral do Brasil, in New York, at the Teatro Jaffa gallery, in Tel Aviv and at the espace L gallery, in Geneva.
She has also participated in international fairs such as SCOPE Miami, ARTEXPO New York and The Affordable Art Fair New York and her work is in private collections in the United States, Israel, Brazil, Belgium and Switzerland.
About Karla Osorio Gallery
Created in 2016, the Karla Osorio gallery works with the insertion of contemporary artists in the market and on the institutional scene. It favors the most innovative production in art, with a program of temporary exhibitions that promotes various languages and techniques. Represents Brazilian and foreign artists. Participates in art fairs in several countries, being the only gallery in Brasília in some of the best fairs in the world in cities such as Basel, Chicago, Mexico, Miami, New Delhi, New York, Punta (Uruguay), Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo , between others. It supports innovative research and projects, has a program of courses, lectures, partnerships with other spaces and institutions, as well as interventions in the public space. It develops projects with visiting curators and offers an artistic residency with a studio, in a privileged space. It also operates in the secondary market. In addition to the headquarters in Brasília with ample exhibition space in Lago Sul, with pavilions and an outdoor area with gardens, it has an office in São Paulo.
“Transitory Constellation – ephemeral nuances” individual by Josiane Dias Location: Galleries 1, 2 and 3 Pavilion I
Opening: Saturday, October 1st, between 11am-3pm Visitation until November 21st. Monday to Friday, 09:00-18:30 | Saturday 9 am to 2 pm,
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