Circonjectures

Oscar Niemeyer Museum

By Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Visual art

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Circonjecturas (2017)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Rafael Silveira, exhibits for the first time at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba, where he lives. Formed in the field of the graphic arts, Silveira has developed his own way to reaching the diverse audience that follow him. Although oil painting is a great personal passion, the artist fluently explores a rich diversity of media, merging, transforming and appropriating them, often in an unconventional way - music, performance, site specific, moving image, drawing, and sculpture are the most present in this exhibition. 

Wild Life, Rafael Silveira, 2014, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Microcosm, Rafael Silveira, 2012, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Galaxy, Rafael Silveira, 2012, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Melody and Harmony, Rafael Silveira, 2011, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Scrawl, Rafael Silveira, 2015, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Disturbed, Rafael Silveira, 2015, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Samba Roots, Rafael Silveira, 2015, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Dry Throat (2017) by Rafael SilveiraOscar Niemeyer Museum

The Dive, Rafael Silveira, 2017, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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This 2017 oil on canvas is a nice example of the artist's most recent body of work. In this series of "unportrait paintings", the human figure turns into a frame for curious psychic narratives.

Lucid dream, Rafael Silveira, 2017, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Out of Sight, Rafael Silveira, 2017, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Photographic Record of the Exhibition Circonjecturas (2017)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Carousel, Rafael Silveira, 2012, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Seahorse, Rafael Silveira, 2012, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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In your eyes, Rafael Silveira, 2012, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Retro rocket, Rafael Silveira, 2012, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Photographic Record of the Exhibition Circonjecturas (2017)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

The "Corridor of Illusions" involves the visitor in black light, sounds and moving images. In the great hall, an “installation-ice cream” melts on the floor. On the walls, a string of paintings meticulously painted with oils. The interdependence between painting and sculpture takes different forms: carved paintings and painted sculptures appear in the most diverse conjugations. Finally, the drawing appears and in addition to the two-dimensional, reappears in shadows projected by the strands of twisted fibers. From the outside, in symbolic relation with the architecture, Silveira gives light and life to the eye that sees and is seen by the city.

Disturbed by Old Time Music, Rafael Silveira, 2015, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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A Natomic, Rafael Silveira, 2012, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Intangible, Rafael Silveira, 2015, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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"R", Rafael Silveira, 2012, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Roller Coaster, Rafael Silveira, 2012, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Art Drawing without master (2012) by Rafael SilveiraOscar Niemeyer Museum

Simple and Safe, Rafael Silveira, 2009, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Immediate Confort, Rafael Silveira, 2009, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Cranial Gravitational Orbits (2012) by Rafael SilveiraOscar Niemeyer Museum

In the artist's imagery the eyeglasses appears like windows that divide the external world and the human mind.

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Circonjecturas, 2017, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Oil on canvas with diverse fibers, wire, expanded clay, resin, ceramic. Hibrid piece, where the artist explores the limits between painting and sculpture.

Photographic Record of the Exhibition Circonjecturas, 2017, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Photographic Record of the Exhibition Circonjecturas, 2017, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Ephemeral Thoughts, Rafael Silveira, 2014, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Life Cycle, Rafael Silveira, 2007, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Photographic Record of the Exhibition Circonjecturas (2017)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Textile embroidery with diverse fibers. The thread's interwine turn drawings into objects that float between dimensions and challenge the viewer's gaze.

Flamingophone, Rafael Silveira, 2016, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Sketchbirds (2017) by Rafael SilveiraOscar Niemeyer Museum

Arachnid (2017) by Rafael SilveiraOscar Niemeyer Museum

Apple of one's eye, Rafael Silveira, Flávia Itiberê, 2017, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Photographic Record of the Exhibition Circonjecturas, 2017, From the collection of: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Photographic Record of the Exhibition Circonjecturas (2017)Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Circonjecturas is an immersive show in which the public is invited to participate, interact with the installations and the graphic landscape that embrace the exhibition space. In addition to all this immersion, the public will make contact with a significant sample of paintings, sculptures, and other art objects representative of the artist's production in the recent years.

Circonjecturas (2018) by Rafael SilveiraOscar Niemeyer Museum

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Circonjectures

Curatorship: Baixo Ribeiro
Promotion: Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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