Rodeo and Galeria Jaqueline Martins are pleased to announce their collaboration for Condo 2019, with a solo exhibition by Brazilian artist Adriano Amaral at Rodeo, London.
Inside the gallery, Amaral brings to life an immersive installation where distinct layers and diverse approaches build together to create a complex and ambiguous space. Works produced in the studio are merged with architectural changes and ephemeral interventions generated live. The result is a fragmented ecosystem in which memory, materiality and personal experiences are explored.
At the centre of the exhibition, the film Rurais follows the night-time flight of a drone through the warehouse of the artist’s grandfather. Moving around this holding pen, the drone flies seamlessly from item to item as the materials lay dormant. While around the film, a network of tubes carry a light mist that fuels the living works inside the space. Just as the warehouse of Amaral’s youth holds both raw and developed materials, his exhibition opens itself up to the past, as well as encourages the growth of the future.
Adriano Amaral engages in an alchemic artistic process, employing synthetic and organic compounds as well as video, light and sound. The materials and objects in his work form rare combinations that deny a categorical logic or hierarchy and acts to decontextualize architectural spaces with a sensitivity to the viewer’s physical presence.
After finishing his Master’s degree in London’s Royal College of Art in 2014, Adriano took an art residency in De Atelier, Amsterdam in 2016 and was granted the Mondrian Fonds Work Contribution Proven Talent in 2017. His recent exhibitions include solo projects at Vleeshal Zusterstraat, Netherlands, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany, and Galeria Jaqueline Martins in São Paulo, Brazil. Group shows include projects in Sixty Eight Art Institute, Copenhagen, Modern Art Museum, Moscow and Beelden Aan Zee, The Hague – Netherlands. Adriano Amaral is support by the Mondriaan Fund.