Artur Lescher: Inner Landscape
Curated by Elena Forin.
The Piero Atchugarry Gallery is delighted to announce a special project designed and created by Artur Lescher specifically for its main site in Pueblo Garzón. Part of the residencies program instigated by the gallery in 2013, this exhibition is particularly significant thanks both to Lescher’s specific development of the theme of nature-environment-space and for the way in which his work involves the public. By staging this exhibition, the Piero Atchugarry Gallery confirms its role as a nerve center of production, activation and participation in contemporary visual culture.
Artur Lescher is known for his unique exploration of space and its gravitational components: his works actively involve the viewer in a revision not as much of the perceptive canons as of the accessibility and very nature of an environment. Far from simply inserting themselves into the context, through the use of a wide range of materials and thanks to the active tension of his forms, his installations seem to emanate directly from the context, its volumes, changing lights and the relationship between full and empty spaces.
He has designed a monumental work for the gallery that feeds off the relationship between the building and its external spaces: reinterpreted in a chromatic and architectural key, this relationship is reflected by an extraordinary work that will offer visitors a unique experience by activating a continuous transfer between indoors and outdoors. By placing the public and the environment at the center of the process and the work, Lescher has created an outstanding event in which the individual is the true activator of an evocative and intriguing pictoriality, as poetic as it is gently shocking.
Born in 1962 in São Paulo (Brazil), Artur Lescher took part in the São Paulo Biennial in 1987 and 2002; in 2005, he participated in the Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre (Brazil). His work is valued by some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, which have recognized him with important acquisitions and exhibitions. These include: the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; the Instituto Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia; the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC-USP), São Paulo, Brazil; the Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; the Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil; the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA.