The Simple Expression of Complex Thought

Clare Taylor is a recent graduate from Camberwell College of Art. She frequently likes to tell people that she's from Greenland. This is not true.

Henrique Oliveira is a Brazilian artist known for working with salvaged wood which he peels and used to create these incredible installations. The texture of the wood is reminiscent of the strokes of a paint brush or the folds of human fat, giving some eerie, living feeling to his installations, as if they should start breathing. Like a mass of tree roots or a spinal cords, his pieces seem to support the gallery walls, their parasitic growth holding them up, like a tumour, gluing together but also invading the space. Their luscious organic colours bring to mind skin, flesh, rolls of the stomach. Each piece is site specific, the artist responds directly to the architecture of each gallery they are installed in.

Click through on the image for a link to his website.

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