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  • Adriana Varejão

    Galeria Pedro Oliveira

    The fine color gradations that enliven the apparent chromatic uniformity of Adriana Varejão's Ruina de charque—Portugal (Jerked-beef ruin—Portugal; all works 2001), or the delicate mesh that furrows its surface, might seem to evoke the traditions of Minimalist or monochrome painting. It is thus tempting to discuss the Brazilian artist's work in terms of the history of modernism and the possible significance of its survival. A more attentive look, however, shows us that this is not a strict exercise in abstract painting, but rather the representation of a surface clad in tiles. The

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