10.2.2020

abraham palatnik | obras recentes e pontuações históricas

Galeria Nara Roesler | São Paulo has the pleasure of inaugurating its’ 2020 exhibitions programme with a solo show by Abraham Palatnik, a pioneer and leading figure of kinetic art in Brazil. Over his seventy years-long artistic career, Palatnik has been acclaimed for his innovative approaches to investigating light, colour and movement, which famously include engineering intricately motorized artworks. Since 2004, the artist has dedicated his attention to the series W, which marked the first inclusion of non-manual processes such as laser-cutting within an otherwise labor intensive compositional process. Galeria Nara Roesler was the first to exhibit this body of work back in its’ time of inception in 2004, and will now, fifteen years later, be showcasing it again along with a selection of other historical pieces. The exhibition will present works from the artist’s initial experimentation, notably including a landscape painting dating back to 1943, to his most recent investigations with dynamic abstraction in the W series. In showing Palatnik’s different phases and techniques, the exhibition hopes to offer an ample and integrated presentation of his career that will enable the public to not only discover his most recent works, but to also understand the questions, progressions and interrelations that unite his oeuvre.