Waltercio Caldas’s debuts in the UK

Brasil Observer - Mar 13 2017

Waltercio Caldas (Rio, 1946) could be defined to an international audience as a minimalist. But more than that, he is an artist who, with every piece produced since the 1970s, gets closer and closer to a certain abstract emptiness – a silence. Critics describe him as an artist who does not create objects but rather the space between objects.

Experiencing an exhibition by Waltercio Caldas is to feel the invisible content. A sensation that can be as corporeal and ethereal as it may be intellectual. His work explores those relationships of within and without. Every piece intends to capture all the space potential that surrounds it.

The works displayed in the exhibition, both sculptures and drawings, will be arranged and selected by the artist. For this exhibition, Caldas has selected works made during the last ten years of production. Waltercio Caldas is an artist whose work is known for being difficult to trace chronologically in terms of artistic production. This exhibition is a reflection of that spirit. A work produced in the 70s sits comfortably alongside a work produced last year. Together these works negate the notion of linear progression as they sit painlessly without interruption.

When: 30 March – 19 May (Tue-Fri: 12-6pm and Saturday 12-5pm)

Where: Cecilia Brunson Projects (Royal Oak Yard, SE1 3GD)

Entrance: Free