são paulo: planares

© galeria leme / photography: filipe berndt

a graduate of the fundação armando alvares penteado in são paulo and london's chelsea college of arts, artist osmar dalio [1959] has helped to shape the contemporary art scene of his native brazil with his continuous research on the balance and tension between form and space in sculpture. dalio started out with perishable materials, rubber parts and wood, but eventually switched to metal in the late 1980s and has stuck with it ever since. the brazilian artist currently has a solo exhibition at galeria leme, one of são paulo's leading venues of contemporary art. entitled planares, it presents a series of large-sized sculptures crafted from corten steel that have been especially created for the event. the process of conception started from a first idea developed through drawing, and which then evolves into creating small models that further explore the shape and proportion. the actual works on display have been industrially manufactured in collab with engineering technicians [on through jul 29]. location: avenida valdemar ferreira 130 [butantã].

© galeria leme / photography: filipe berndt