A HYBRID, ALMOST LIVING ARTWORK CREATED IN SITU
Permanent work of art
Sprawling roots stretching through exhibition halls, swollen buildings and furniture spilling their wooden tumours... The works of Henrique Oliveira flourish, bearing life and intriguing at the same time. The Brazilian artist is renowned for his sculptures and installations recognisable by their use of irregularly shaped pieces of wood coming from « tapumes » – cheap wooden plates used in Brazil to hide construction sites from passers-by. Regular visitors of the Palais de Tokyo will probably have Baitogogo – an installation reintroducing knotty natural outlines within a calibrated space – in mind. The installations designed by Henrique Oliveira represent an increasingly invasive wilderness blending with architecture. His original installation created in situ in the Jardins Suspendus is a hybrid, almost living artwork made of different types of wood. This monumental organic sculpture looks familiar but also creates an impression of mystery and enigma. This artwork fits perfectly within this botanical garden dedicated to the preservation of nature.
29 Rue Albert Copieux