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Júlio Villani. Crossing

45 min visit

Galerie RX
1 Sep → 2 Oct 2021
From Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.

« Discover in exclusivity the lyrical and aerial paintings of Julio Villani!  »

For his new exhibition at RX Gallery, the Brazilian artist presents a series of colorful abstract paintings. The frame seems to be the partial delimitation of an immense imaginary space, where geometric figures float. The lines and curves are completely free from the shackles imposed by the history of art. These paintings are poetic and free, an aspect that is found in the work of Julio Villani in general. Himself a gleaner and poet, Júlio Villani is very free in his creation. He is interested in the Brazilian anthropophagic movement: born of modernism, it is a Brazilian artistic movement of the late 1920s that advocates the assimilation and appropriation of European cultures. But this does not mean that he should be labelled as such. Like his production, Julio Villani is off the beaten track. One can, at most, bring him closer to Duchamp, Oulipo, Calder or Torres Garcia. But the influence is never total. His artistic identity is above all forged between his native city, Marilia in Brazil, and Paris where he currently lives and works. Júlio Villani is a dreamy figure who tries as best he can to make sense of the world, notably with humor. His paintings are playful, spontaneous and repetitive.


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