PAINTINGS - FROM 2000 to 2012

The paintings reveal the development of his language/process in which natural phenomena (diffusion, gravity, capillarity etc) are used as tools that will construct the artwork, following a well structured technical procedure that nonetheless accommodates in its core a certain measure of randomness. Brushes are seldom used, and it is in an indirect manner that the author guides the flowing of the paint. When these movements are eventually fixated on canvas, the image of a new space is generated that may be easily associated with everything natural, for the procedures created by the artist include the very same phenomena employed in Nature when, among others, the following are constructed: a landscape, cellular tissues, corals, the dispersion of stellar gas. This usage of the word “natural” does not relate to the traditional metaphor that refers to the natural world – it is rather a short circuit of meanings. Through these real flows of color we can experience the indissociable character of space and time as automatically constructed by perception, and we may therefore question the nature of representation in art.

︎︎︎  Documentary film - SESC TV

In this epidode from the Sesc TV series "Visual Arts", we visit Manoel Veiga's home/studio in São Paulo and have a look at his work on abstract painting.
The program exhibition here was generoulsly permitted by SESC. Produced by Documenta Video Brasil. Directed by Cacá Vicalvi.  Program aired in 2011. English subtitles.



São Paulo, Brasil