An Invasive Sculpture
21 June 2017
Artist Henrique Oliveira has been building massive organic sculptures for over a decade: The beam-morphing “Baitogogo” in Paris in 2013, and the house tumor-like “Tampumes” in Brazil in 2009. And FINALLY one of his sculptures has sprouted in New York City’s Upper East Side.
Simply put, Oliveira raises the dead. He uses plywood scraps found at construction sites to build temporary twisting organic forms that overtake rooms like beautiful monsters.
This single room installation is titled “Devir” – which, as the gallery notes, “roughly translates to the concept of constant change”.
Visitors are encouraged to enter the sculpture (you must crouch/crawl pretty low to get in the back – I recommend it), which feels less threatening and more wondrous.
All photographs by the author, David Behringer