Installed and exhibited in the Palais de Tokyo, Henrique Oliveira once again amazes us with his ability to create a organic surreal layer to well-known objects.

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This time, rigid architectural columns and beams painted in white dissolve into a knot of tree branches or roots creating a surreal artwork.

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The Brazilian artist explores the fluidity of materials and portray’s the organic growth of favelas in Brazilian urban contexts therefore revealing the decay of Sao Paulo’s urban fabric.

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Oliveira usually uses materials from his country’s urban landscape, such as wooden elements from fences and surroundings in his installations.

By Marwah Garib

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