The starting point of Evandro Machado’s poetic research for LUXPHILIA, his first solo exhibition at A Gentil Carioca, is the instinctive desire of insects and humans to follow a source of light in the darkness.
In recent years, Evandro has been conducting research on animation, drawing and painting together in the same language: video. The reference to LUXPHILIA, attraction to light, is the ideal metaphor to describe images of fires in the city and fictional situations in bright landscapes or at night. Everything is united in a set of videos specially prepared to create a delicate atmosphere. The light itself also constructs a narrative about instinct and therefore ideas. Or rather: “enlightenment”.