Geraldo Leão - Declaration of Principles

Oscar Niemeyer Museum

By Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Visual arts

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Implicitly or explicitly, an artist usually makes it very clear how he or she sees the world. In the case of the Paranaense Geraldo Leão, his works imply the possibility of a Utopian world in which there is no imposition, where nothing is determined, and where the possibility of change always exists.The unique way he handles his materials, combining them into an almost-intuitive mixture of acrylic resin and pigments, results in a peculiar and not always premeditated outcome. Thereby, he shows respect, accepting that they behave according to their nature. It makes his work mean much more than just materials applied on a surface. The act of painting his canvasses horizon-tally allows the emergence of a distinctive calligraphy, mediated by him, but free and unique. According to the artist himself, this would be the great metaphor about life. For the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, this important exhibition of the most recent works of Geraldo Leão becomes even greater thanks to the artist’s generosity in inviting some of his former students to share the same space. Here, they represent all the others in a long journey of more than 20 years of schooling. Teachers and former students— great artists now—side by side, in a continuous dialog process.

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Blue, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Pink and yellow, Geraldo Leão, 1999, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Blue (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Pink and yellow (1999) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

The river, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Pink and orange, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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The river (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Green, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Pink, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Orange, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Green (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Orange (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Green, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Pink, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Orange, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Carmine, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Green, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Green (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Carmine (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Yellow, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Lilac (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Torso, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Green, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Lilac, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Pink, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Torso (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Lilac (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

White, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Carmine, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Blue (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Blue and pink, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Green, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Lilac, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Yellow and pink, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Blue and pink (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Lilac (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Pink, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Green, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Pink (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Blue, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Arm, Geraldo Leão, 1996, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Arm (1996) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

White and yellow, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Brown and yellow, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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White and yellow (2019) by Geraldo LeãoOscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Legs, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Legs, Geraldo Leão, 2019, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Guest artists: Andréia Santos, Bruno Oliveira, Lilian Gassen, Lívia Piantavini, Tony Camargo, Willian Santos e William Machado

This important exhibition of the most recent works of Geraldo Leão becomes even greater thanks to the artist’s generosity in inviting some of his former students to share the same space. Here, they represent all the others in a long journey of more than 20 years of schooling. Teachers and former students—great artists now—side by side, in a continuous dialog process.

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Declaration of Principles (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Studio of the artist Geraldo Leão (2019)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Between the idea / And the reality / Between the motion / And the act / Falls the Shadow.

T S Eliot

Credits: Story

Realization: Museu Oscar Niemeyer
Curatorship: Agnaldo Farias
Photographer: Marcello Kawase

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