The Works of Henrique Oliveria

September 26, 2012

For the last decade, Brazilian based artist, Henrique Oliveria, has been creating amazing installations that use weathered strips of tampumes to evoke the stroke of a paintbrush or the folds of human flesh. This trademark style came to be after seeing the way pieces of wood were weathering at a construction site near his studio. Since then, he's been able to explore the ongoing movement and cumulative effects the layers of paint have.


Oliveria's work has been exhibited all over the world and as of 2010 has been included in both the Sao Paulo and Monterrey Biennials. Recently, he received Brazil's illustrious Marcantonio Vilaca prize for arts. However, Brazil isn't the only country to praise his work. The National Museum of African Art is proud to be the first U.S. Museum to showcase the work of this emerging contemporary artist.