A BRASÍLIAN AFFAIR
Fluid forms, rippling textures, vibrant palettes and geometric shapes define the eclectic range of works by the 10 artists featured in our group show Brasília. The show, curated by Kitty Wong, was inspired by the vibrancy of Brazilian culture and the rich aesthetics one associates with the architectural structures and natural forms that make up the incredibly diverse landscape of Brasília.
Upon arrival, guests were treated to a refreshing French whisky based cocktails, courtesy of Le Baron des Spirits and Brasília themed canapés.
The show was opened by award winning architects, Isabelle Toland and Amelia Holliday, founders of Aileen Sage Architects. Speaking about the transformative power of both art and design, Architecture was referenced as a vehicle that inspires ‘hope and a dream for a brighter future.’ The transformative power that ultimately lies at the heart of the creative pursuit is celebrated in this group show and this energy was evident on opening night as the crowd mingled, sipping on cocktails, discussing the works on display and spilling out onto the sidewalk to enjoy the warmth of the summer evening.
Artists were inspired by Oscar Niemeyer’s sinuous use of line in the execution of his curvaceous architectural forms that define the urban landscape of Brasília. Known for his love and appreciation for the female form, he described the parallels between his work and the female form, ‘what attracts me are free and sensual curves. The curves we find in mountains, in the waves of the sea, in the body of the woman we love.’
We invite you to Saint Cloche this summer, to be seduced by the colour, texture, form and sensuality of Brasília.
#BRASILIAGROUPSHOW runs till Sunday 29th January 2017
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Photography: Jacqui Turk