HERE at Independent Régence

Artists: Yannic Joray, Franco Mazzucchelli, Thomaz Rosa

Exhibition title: HERE

Presented by: BFA, São Paulo

Venue: Independent Régence, Brussels, Belgium

Date: September 7 – October 7, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists, Independent Régence and BFA, São Paulo

BFA Sao Paulo is pleased to present in the space of Independent Regence the group show Here. The exhibition gathers works by Yannic Joray (Zurich, Swiss, 1986), Franco Mazzucchelli (Milan, Italy, 1939) and Thomaz Rosa (São Caetano do Sul, Brazil, 1989).

Here is a proposal, where the works, in their different formalizations, are a manifestation of private, personal and collective atmospheres.

Through mediums and practices extremely different from one another, each artist explores somehow the idea of space, sometimes investigated as intimate and autobiographical or experienced in his public and collective dimension. The show shapes worlds and imaginaries that carry the viewer into unique and unusual realities.

Yannic Joray’s clay sculptures represent personal scenes and tales that the artist returns as collective and shared, shaping them so that each work produces an unsettling sense of familiarity. They are light creations, often fragile, installed on the floor as to almost blend into the surrounding environment, establishing a perfect dialogue between imaginary and real.

Franco Mazzucchelli has investigated since the ’60s the expressive possibilities of synthetic materials and the relationship between artwork and exhibition space, intended as social environment. Polyester resin, polyurethane, heat-shrink wrapping and inflatable PVC are materials used mainly in industrial settings and in the production of daily use products, Mazzucchelli elevates these materials from a personal and useful perception to a sculptural and monumental state.

The work of Thomaz Rosa is a reflection on painting and its history. In his practice, Thomaz attempts to re-elaborate through his own prose the language and the pictorial influences in a subjective way, often, using references far from the classic concept of paintings. The artist re-elaborates its tradition through his practice rich of different techniques and styles, blending together personal and collective moments with the purpose of making the canvases at the same time unique and universal.