Antígona 28, 2018

Basel 2019
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel
Work on Paper
Charcoal, graphite, dry pastel and encaustic on paper
170.0 x 150.0 (cm)
66.9 x 59.1 (inch)
Nuno Ramos São Paulo, 1960 Nuno Ramos is a multifaceted artist. He works in painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, performance and video. The artist also works with theater and literature, with prized prose and poetry books, as well as frequent collaborations as a lyricist. The Antigona series evokes the clash of individual desires before the State lived by Antigone in her mythological fight for the right to bury her brother Polynices. Fragments of men and crowns recur in the drawings and take shape as he subtracts the traces of powder with masking tape, or adds paint to increment the composition. Nuno Ramos lives and works in São Paulo. His work has been recently included in exhibitions at: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (Belo Horizonte, 2016); Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (São Paulo, 2016); Estação Pinacoteca (São Paulo, 2015), Bienal de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, 2010). His work is present in the following collections: Tate Modern (London), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Inhotim (Brumadinho), MAC-USP (São Paulo), MAM-SP (São Paulo), among others.