1974, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil

andrea brown

The line-geometry-shadow axis is the backbone of his poetics: either through paintings, drawings or sculptural constructions. From this triad, the artist embarks on compositions that, whether three-dimensional or not, give rise to architectures and “projects” of constructions that sometimes, and quite silently, carry traces of domesticity or affectivity: a geometric game that resembles the interior of a house, a composition built from wooden spoons, another with tiles and cobogós, a view of the sea, a painting of the back of a truck. Andrea Brown looks at this universal language, which is geometry, and through its mathematical rigor and precision, brings this language, at first arid, closer to a human experience, to a way of inhabiting the world. If in the early days of geometric abstraction the objective was to purge any and all traces of the “human presence” of the painting, the artist searches in geometry, without having to give up its rigor, precisely what is most human in it.
Theo Monteiro

Studied at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage, RJ. In 2009 he participated in the Artistic Residency Program of the École Nationale Supérieure DES Beaux-Arts, Paris, France. In 2004 he received the Novíssimos award from IBEU (Instituto Brasil EUA) where he held his first solo exhibition curated by Agnaldo Farias. In 2016, he made his individual Arcádia, curated by Mario Gioia, at C. Galeria. Since 2006 he participated in several group exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, with emphasis on: Triobienal curated by Marcus Lontra, RJ, 2015; Saltfineart Gallery, CA. – USA, 2014; How to Redo the World – Luiz Fernando Landeiro Gallery – Salvador – Brazil, 2014; Giants for their own nature – IVAM Institut Valencià d’Art Modern – Spain, 2011; 36th Ribeirão Preto National Contemporary Art Salon, Ribeirão Preto – Brazil, 2011; Hold up – Galerie de L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris – France, 2009; Nano Stockolm – Studion 44, Stockolm – Sweden, 2009; The last House the last Landscape – Galeria Matias Brotas, Vitória – Brazil, 2007; 30 years tonight – Parque Lage School of Visual Arts, Rio de Janeiro – Landscapes of the anthropocene Galeria Matias Brotas, Vitória, 2019 curated by Théo Monteiro. Today he presents his works in Brazil and abroad, with productions that integrate the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo (MAC-USP / SP) and the Museum of Art of Rio (MAR / RJ).


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