The work of Luiz Zerbini—an important figure of the so-called Generation 80 in Brazil, which promoted a return to the painting medium in the 1980s—will be exhibited for the first time at the Stephen Friedman Gallery, in London. The show, named simply “Luiz Zerbini”, starts next Wednesday, February 8th, and presents both the large-scale paintings the artist became famous for, as well as some collages.
Zerbini, who participated in the Nominating Committee of PIPA Prize 2011, draws visual references from what he sees around him, borrowing from cityscapes, art history and pop culture. His abstract paintings take inspiration from the iconic mosaic pavements and facades of modernist tower blocks of Brazilian cities. The artist works concurrently on different formal possibilities, producing abstract works alongside the more figurative.
The exhibition goes until March 10th, 2017.
“Luiz Zerbini”, solo show by Luiz Zerbini
On view from January 8th to March 10th, 2017
Stephen Friedman Gallery
25-28 Old Burlington Street
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