André Komatsu at Vermelho

Artist: André Komatsu

Exhibition title: VOO CEGO

Curated by: Tiago de Abreu Pinto

Venue: Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil

Date: October 2 – November 13, 2021

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Galería Alegría, Barcelona

Vermelho presents VOO CEGO [Blind flight], a new solo exhibition by André Komatsu. The exhibition occupies the main building of the gallery from October 2nd through November 13th, 2021. The exhibition is curated by Tiago de Abreu Pinto, author of the text that accompanies the exhibition’s publication.

As part of VOO CEGO, Komatsu present the performance Corpo Manifesto [Body manifest], on November 6th, at 3 pm. The performance is a collaboration between Komatsu and artists Eliza Schiavinato, Lueji Abayomi, Tom Guerra and Jamie Fraser – members of ali:este, a nomadic school-collective based in Cidade Tiradentes, a suburb in the easternmost part of São Paulo. The collective, of which Komatsu is a founding member, emerged in 2018 in the midst of presidential elections.

The performance will also be presented on October 9th as part of Komatsu’s Noite longa [Long Night] installation, on view at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo. Curated by Ana Maria Maia, the installation will be on display until November 8.





André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, Apagamento ambivalente, 2021, School chair, hexagonal steel wire mesh and steel wire, Variable dimensions

André Komatsu, Apagamento ambivalente, 2021, School chair, hexagonal steel wire mesh and steel wire, Variable dimensions

André Komatsu, Apagamento ambivalente, 2021, School chair, hexagonal steel wire mesh and steel wire, Variable dimensions

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, Silêncio manifesto, 2021, Digital recording, active box, foam block, sisal rope, plastic canvas and iron, 50 x 91 x 75 cm

André Komatsu, Silêncio manifesto, 2021, Digital recording, active box, foam block, sisal rope, plastic canvas and iron, 50 x 91 x 75 cm

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, Dormente, 2021, Water-based enamel paint on steel angles, 8mm blindex tempered glass, muriatic acid corroded chain, 160 x 9 x 41 cm

André Komatsu, Dormente, 2021, Water-based enamel paint on steel angles, 8mm blindex tempered glass, muriatic acid corroded chain, 160 x 9 x 41 cm

André Komatsu, Silêncio manifesto 2, 2021, Motor, iron plate, steel tube, aluminum pipe, barbed wire, screw,s cotton thread and Brazilian flag, 54 x 100 x 100 cm

André Komatsu, VOO CEGO, 2021, exhibition view, Vermelho, São Paulo

André Komatsu, A Pátria da série Sussurro, 2021, Acrylic paint on newspaper, glue on spray and offset paper, 63 x 71,5 x 4 cm

André Komatsu, Matriz legal #4, 2021, Acrylic plaster and paint on plywood plaque, wire, barbed wire, lumber and nail, 160 x 140 x 8 cm