Compared geometry – Dacosta, 2016
Acrylic on cardboard
40 x 38 cm
This ongoing series places images and materials close together or side-by-side for comparison or contrast. The objects of comparison are found cardboard parts and the geometry inherent to them. The small paintings are reproductions of iconic Geometric abstraction paintings by Brazilian artists from the 1960s. Their names come in the titles: Waldemar Cordeiro, Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, Hélio Oiticica, Ivan Serpa, etc. These paintings were originally made with cheap materials, many of them on cardboard, with no framing. Later they become famous, framed, glassed, and priceless in art market. Compared Geometry brings these paintings back together with the cheap and found material reality, juxtaposing them, and provoking a critical and analytical positioning on art production and its dissemination.