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Brisa Galeria

Brisa Galeria

Lisbon - Portugal

Natureza Alterada

Lisbon From 9 January to 1 February 2020

Presentation
Natureza Alterada

Artists:

Ana Durães (Brazil, 1962)

Daniel Mattar (Brazil, 1971)


This new exhibition by Galeria Brisa brings together the work of Daniel Mattar and Ana Durães, two artists whose approaches, different in form and language, manage to find common points within this (after all, apparent) difference. I think it is especially important to focus on some of these points, as both proposals play with the power of observation and lead the eye to a pulse and a common heart.

Daniel Mattar has been working on the surprise and amazement that the revelation of his universes provokes in the observer. Now, with Altered Nature, Mattar uses it for the first time
organic supports, living organisms, however perennial, through the artist's intervention.

Mattar's photographic work now rests on a more poetic level, where nature itself lives in that infinite moment without time or space. There, and while the creative act itself has not yet occurred, emptiness and absence await the arrival of the lens gaze and the mechanical process so that everything finally makes sense. It is this action that builds everything. This is the moment of the birth of water and the storm, of light and heat, of spark and flame. The artist gives us the task of reading and unveiling. Slowly, rivers that wind up mountain ranges appear, to transform themselves just ahead into arteries of blood and life. The entire complex work process of Daniel Mattar is then rewarded with this delivery to the observer, who just has to make use of his time and look.

It was that time and that look that drew the presence of Ana Durães to this moment. Ana, a native of Diamantina, State of Minas Gerais, has been showing her work in several countries and continents. With a long and multifaceted curriculum, Ana Durães has her first exhibition here in Portugal and finds in Daniel Mattar the ideal partnership.

The work that the artist shows us in this Altered Nature starts from the human relationship with the elements, sometimes a measurement of forces, sometimes a generous exchange of affections, sometimes greed and fear,
now thanks and fullness. In this work, everything will be condensed in a loving and respectful relationship with the mother and protective nature.

From her studio in Petrópolis, surrounded by the most incredible landscape that nature offered to her country, Ana built these paintings in a climate of peace and gratitude. In these linen canvas, Ana was capturing, in soft and tender strokes, the nature that her gaze contemplated, gathering her motifs in the garden or in the green of the horizon.

Ana Durães' palette became different. The reality of her native country painted her gloomy look, raised old concerns and doubts, but led her involuntarily to calm the colors. These paintings overflow clarity and clarity, flow luminously, hover and delight. Now, under the light of Lisbon, from dawn to dusk, these works take on a new hue, perhaps more optimistic than the one the artist left in the Petrópolis studio

I can't resist sharing something that told me, in one of our meetings in Lisbon, preparations for this exhibition: “My nature is smooth. I am like that, I cannot create within suffering. ”

Rui Guerreiro, Lisbon 2020

Curator
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Address

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  • Rua Vitor Cordon 44 Chiado
    1200 484, Lisbon
    Portugal


Daniel Mattar, Rio Negro 02, Photography

Daniel Mattar

Rio Negro 02, 2019
52.4 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$ 3,947

Daniel Mattar, Aerial View 01, Photography

Daniel Mattar

Aerial View 01, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 1,480

Daniel Mattar, Aerial View 02, Photography

Daniel Mattar

Aerial View 02, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 1,480

Daniel Mattar, Aerial View 03, Photography

Daniel Mattar

Aerial View 03, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 1,480

Daniel Mattar, Artéria, Photography

Daniel Mattar

Artéria, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$ 1,480

Daniel Mattar, Rio Negro 01, Photography

Daniel Mattar

Rio Negro 01, 2019
52.4 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$ 3,947