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Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Erupção Solar (Solar Eruption), 1992, oil on board, 20 3/4 × 20".

Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato

Bergamin & Gomide

Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Erupção Solar (Solar Eruption), 1992, oil on board, 20 3/4 × 20".

“He doesn’t belong to cliques / He paints what he feels like painting / Amen.” Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato (1900–1995) wrote this prayer on the reverse side of an untitled painting from 1948. And indeed, Lorenzato was an artist who just seemed to follow his heart, with little regard for conventions of genre or style. This exhibition of the self-taught painter’s work, curated by artists Alexandre da Cunha and Rivane Neuenschwander, included an assortment of: still lifes, rural and semi-urban landscapes, as well as fully abstract compositions. The two works that opened the show announced that the diversity of Lorenzato’s oeuvre, and thus his stylistic independence, was key to the exhibition’s conception. On the left wall, a pale-blue band bisected an untitled painting from 1989. Its upper register presented curved and linear forms in somber tones from black to light gray, while

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