Lorenzato: And you can not even imagine that I am Epaminondas
Curated by: Alexandre da Cunha and Rivane Neuenschwander
The paintings presented in this exhibition are the result of a selection that emphasizes our emotional relationship with Lorenzato’s work, as well as our identification with the artist, being artists ourselves. Instead of presenting his work in any chronological, thematic or formalist order, the group of works on display seems to obey a sequence of associations that occur in a fluid and subjective, and therefore unpredictable manner. The selected paintings deal with figuration, abstraction, still lives, landscapes and community; everyday subjects (whether indoors or outdoors) that the artist portrays in his paintings, almost as a chronicler of his time.
We sought to mix examples that interest us more directly and are closely related to our own work (themes such as shops, slug trails, domestic utensils, geometric abstraction, popular culture, etc.) with paintings of undeniable quality and power of synthesis. We did not have the pretension of covering all the various facets of Lorenzato’s work, but to make our contribution by means of this selection.
Above all, what seems most important to us as artists is the freedom in which Lorenzato worked and how coherent this was with his personal life. There is no distinction between popular and erudite elements. He is an artist who did not belong to any faction and who painted what he wanted to paint, as he himself would say. An artist with integrity and cognizant of his own artistic output.
Alexandre da Cunha and Rivane Neuenschwander