Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Knotty By Nature.

We're excited about R 20th Century's second solo exhibition of works by Brazilian designer Hugo França. The exhibition will feature a stunning new series of massive casulo -- Portuguese for cocoon -- sculptures in solid Pequi and Imbuia woods.

The casulo series of environments are carved from the trunks of awe-inspiringly large Brazilian trees. This series offers the viewer unique access to França's immersion experience of literally climbing into the tree, transporting the viewer to França's perspective by bringing them inside these massive natural forms. See the photo below of Hugo sitting in one of his designs to get a better sense of scale and then click here to read a fascinating interview with him done by New York Times T Style Magazine.

The opening reception is tomorrow night Wednesday, October 5th from 6 to 8 and Hugo himself will be there which is a real treat for those interested in his work. (bottom photo taken by Gabriel Rinaldi)



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21 comments:

RG _ into the studio said...

Oh! I can't believe it! Hugo Franca is back to NY!? I've known his work for a little while now... I have met him in person a little while ago in another opening. He is a really nice person, very down to earth, has a amazing respect for nature and extremely taleted. I would love to meet him again.
Thanks Brad for sharing it!
Renata

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this Brad!
Just wanted to let you all know that the Hugo França opening is at R 20th Century, 82 Franklin St, NYC tonight from 6-8 pm. All are welcome!

My Beautiful Life said...

What gorgeous wood sculptures. There is something so intriguing, and captivating about the organic shapes, and the wood grains. Thanks for sharing.

P.S. Came via An Afternoon With.
Enjoyed the peek into your apartment-love all the pottery in the bedroom. You should check out back2earth on etsy. He has some really amazing pieces.

bedroom chandeliers said...

very interesting use of work. thanks for the tip

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