Nelson Felix: Schizophrenia of Form and Ecstasy – Drawings

Millan Gallery, Sao Paulo

Galeria Millan presents the exhibition “Schizophrenia of Form and Ecstasy – Drawings”, by artist Nelson Felix. The show occupies the hall and hall of the Gallery and brings together four sets of drawings and a sculpture that reflect the actions of the fourth work in the series “Poetic method for lack of locality”, started by the artist in 1984. at Galeria Reocupa, located inside Ocupação 9 de Julho, in São Paulo, and followed by a speech by Nelson, an exhibition of the same name that records the act performed by him in that building during the first weeks of October. Now, in this solo show at Millan, the entire series of drawings made in the three locations of this work will be on display: the Bienal Pavilion (where the artist has been present since 09/07 with a solo show at the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo – Afinidades Afetivas), the Occupation 9 de Julho and, finally, the Millan Gallery.

“The scale of this work is composed of three moments: the first, an action in two points of America and, therefore, continental; then, a synthetic piece placed in an external space in the city of São Paulo; and, finally, as an effect of all this, in an internal space, the series of sculptures made for the Bienal building. My perception of the exhibition space is characterized by a tangle of issues, often disparate, even schizophrenic. What I have as a space today encompasses poetry and drawing. In this sense, I use sculptures, objects, photographs, actions, geographic coordinates, or even displacements, to build an idea of space that, many times, does not resort only to the immediate location of the installed work, but also to the global space itself. Its nature is not purely concrete; its basis is poetic. Your reference is not based solely on the metric dimension. It is loaded with perceptions, meanings, history, feelings, desires, memories. An effort is required on the part of the observer. The work requires time so that you can grope and begin to see its structure. In this work, I went to two places in America: Anchorage, Alaska, and Ushuaia, Argentina, “the beginning and the end” of two mountain ranges that I consider one: the sum of the Rocky Mountains and the Andes. I see them, poetically, as a backbone of the terrestrial globe. In this exaggeration of articulated elements, a notion of landscape is born, a notion of space in which natural space, poetic operations and built space are mixed.”

Nelson Felix: Schizophrenia of Form and Ecstasy – Drawings
Opening: 10/20, 12pm-4pm
Visitation: until 11/10/18; Tuesday to Friday, 10am-7pm; Saturday, 11am-6pm
Millan Gallery: Rua Fradique Coutinho, 1360, São Paulo. Free entrance

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