An artist with an extensive and diversified interdisciplinary production – which transited through painting, sculpture, collage, performance, literature, music and theater –, Fernando Zarif (1960-2010) wins a solo exhibition at Luciana Brito Galeria with around 50 works, little or never before displayed.
The show, which runs until March 9, features three series of works that are quite distinct from each other: larger paintings in acrylic paint; vertical metal sculptures; and a set of small-format collages on canvas, in a “Duchampian” universe where objects such as keys, padlocks, matches and scissors appear.
Died prematurely at the age of 50, in 2010, Zarif had his first exhibition in 1982, shortly after dropping out of his architecture course. The artist, who moved naturally between erudite culture and the “underground”, has been taken up in recent years in exhibitions, debates and research, in an intense work carried out by relatives and friends.
In 2011, a year after his death, the artist's family created the Fernando Zarif Project, intended to catalog, preserve and disseminate the vast work he left behind. Located in São Paulo, the project houses the artist's personal library, as well as documents, photographs and writings. So far, around 2 works have been cataloged and restored.
From 2/2 to 9/3
Luciana Brito Galeria – Av. July 5.162th, XNUMX, São Paulo