Favoretto: The Colors of My Corner

September 05, 2014

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The exhibition, Favoretto, the Colors of My Corner consists on a set of works that although they are relatively recent, they are a synthesis of the artist’s work, which throughout his career keeps an unusual consistency in the treatment of his compositions and color experimentation. This is perhaps the strongest constant, what is remembered after looking to the image and you get the feeling, the color as impact and effect, reflecting the state of mind. It is sometimes placed in classic combinations – strong yellow or deep blue, as is the case of Night Forest – and sometimes unexpected – old pink and strong orange. These associations meet the specific task of subverting the represented object, subtract its original characters, which are often not easy to identify because they refer to micro-universes created by the artist, which are called unpretentiously as gardens corners. Described in some way, it means curious compositions of organic elements of outstanding points of forests where plants, flowers and stones can have any color and occupy any arrangement in the set that it meets, above all things, the requirement of finding a harmony in the composition.
It is not common in Favoretto painting the presence of landscapes, concrete spaces and clear prospects, his compositions seem have a tendency to abstract methods, which isolates the representation and its significant and puts it on the foreground of the screen, hence the importance of colors and depths of the background of his canvases. This nothing concept, which works as background supports the central composition; it is a substantial part of the work and often defines it.
Favoretto does not let himself be guided by concretist tradition, daughter of constructivism, which dominates a large part of the Brazilian artistic production of his generation; he decides to take another path, which is more consistent with its inland origin that behaves as a reluctantly urban person. His trace does not tend to straight lines, it is not perceived a proposed geometry, its trace is organic as the inland nature of his home, São Paulo, and it freely gets loose and curls up in order to outline the contours of the micro-worlds imagined by the artist.

  • Campinas 08.08 to 09.28.2014 – Sesi Campinas
  • São José 10.03.2014 a 01.11.2015 – Sesi São José
  • Itapetininga 01.16 to 03.01.2015 – Sesi Itapetininga
  • Rio Claro 03.06 to 05.03.2015 – Sesi Rio Claro
  • Botucatu 05.08 to 06.28.2015 – Sesi Botucatu

Credits

    Curatorship

  • Rodolfo de Athayde