João Marçal

2017 Residency: March 2017 through May 2017

 

João Marçal works mostly in painting in a continued research of abstract formalism. His practice is informed by a ludic sensibility combined with a deep engagement with this medium from a historical and technical standpoint. Seemingly abstract in appearance, the works are crafted with a sense of humor and directness that monumentalizes the decorative. Serial repetitions of abstract shapes and the colors from everyday life are matched by the artist with exacting precision on the surface, evoking and distorting the original which the painting both relies on and displaces.

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