With six new works, the São Paulo based artist, Vítor Mizael, has it first solo exhibition at Blau Projects. Diorama opens August 23. Inspired by the museums of natural sciences, the artist presents installations with paintings and stuffed animals - dogs and birds - in realistic representations.
A flock of about 30 stuffed birds between parakeets, cockatiels, lories, among others, greets the visitor in the installation with a forest drawing where the animals are supposedly flying. The polyptych has a nine feet drawing on wood. The exhibition space will be lined with natural grass that will wither during the exhibition period referencing the efforts of museology to provide realistic impressions to museums of natural sciences. This museology is called diorama, which is also the exhibition title.
'One of my inspirations for this show are traveling artists such as Debret, who needed to retain in his art the complexity of the images of the world', Mizael account. Fascinated by animals, since the beginning of his career the artist portrays them in paintings that question the status of art and the issues of marginalization by showing stray dogs in extreme situations.
One of the characteristics of the artist is to work between different languages ??such as painting, drawing and sculptural objects, questioning concepts as a safeguard, inventory, cataloging and exhibition of contemporary art. 'By portraying animals with cruelty and discuss the legal limbo in which they are, the Mizael may shock some more epidermal looks, "says art critic Mario Gioia. 'However, the work carries a strong political tone, away from the hasty observations that only focus 'controversy' in the series made ??by the artist,' he concludes.