CARLOS CONTENTE / Traços & Tarsilões ®, mar – mai 2012
The Carioca artist Carlos Contente opens his exhibition “Traços e Tarsilões” at the gallery A Gentil Carioca Lá, in Lagoa on the 24th of March.
From 2002 to 2005 his urban alter ego was reproduced throughout the city using a stencil. Today the artist focuses on drawings and installations in which he scratches the walls of galleries to create narratives. He discovers parallels with the modernist artist Tarsila do Amaral through the oval shape of his self-portrait, creating his “Tarsilões”.
He also exhibits graffiti on paper, and recent more delicate works where he traces accurate comments about the contemporary art circuit.