João Trevisan

(this page was last updated in November 2023)

Brasília, Brazil, 1986.
Lives and works in between Brasília and São Paulo, Brazil.

Represented by Foro.Space and Raquel Arnaud Gallery.

PIPA 2019 and 2020 nominee.

He currently works developing works on painting, sculpture and performance. He holds a Law degree and a Geography degree, having started his artistic work on 2014. His practice aims to explore issues related to objects and materials in their expression through attentive observation. On painting, Trevisan has a meticulous and prolonged process through numerous layers of preparation, paint and velatura. He explores abstract expressions of a dense analysis of spatial and temporal intervals, resulting in a personal and recognizable aesthetic system. The minor details as the brushstrokes and the dilution of paints and solvents are as thoughtful as the major decision as composition and size, on paintings that focus their concerns on the relations between light, color, depth, time, meditation and perception.

On sculpture, installation and performance, these questions are redirected to the material and immaterial features of the discarded wood beams and metal objects collected by the artist on monastic walks on the railroad bed near his house in Brasília. Using these gathered objects, Trevisan groups and orders them in different ways producing new bodies, although respecting their previous states of existence, in a dialogue between the materiality and spirituality of things and human perception and relation with the cosmos. By a deep connection with the land and with his hometown landscape, Trevisan positions these wooden bodies in arrangements that articulate about order, individuality and repetition.


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