São Paulo

Albano Afonso

Casa Triângulo

Albano Afonso is one of the more interesting artists who emerged on the Brazilian scene in the early ’90s. In place of the preoccupation with the new or the original that stamped previous generations, these artists cultivated a sense of dialogue with art history, of critical inclusion within a tradition. In his work until now Afonso has constructed this dialogue in a clear manner by making art history his raw material, with photography as the physical support. A large part of his production has involved the layering of photographs of images from books—reference works on the history of art. These photos were perforated using a paper punch, their superimposition leaving different layers on view. Afonso also built installations where the layers of images were interlarded with mirrors, achieving a multiplicative effect with that multifaceted history constituted by layers of time and forms.


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