Vitrine: The Invisible City, Heloisa Botelho September 21 2015
The Invisible City | Heloisa Botelho
On view through September 20, 2015
924 Lincoln Road | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach FL 33139
“The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters of the steps, the antennae of the lightning rods, the poles of the flags, every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls.”
– Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
Inspired by Italo Calvino’s work portraying Marco Polo’s travels to the Far East, Heloisa Botelho has been creating a body of work titled “The Invisible Cities” for the past five years. In this series, she draws with charcoal and creates collages by transferring images from painted plastic sheets to canvas. The resulting patterns take the shape of the urban spaces and landscapes.
Heloisa Botelho | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | Lives and works in Miami Beach
Heloisa Botelho is a mixed media artist who works with acrylic, transfers and collage. Through a reconstructive process, she reproduces traditional works in painting such as impastos and transparencies using original semantic content, creating a second layer of purely conceptual juxtapositions. Her work has been featured in numerous international museums and group exhibitions across North America, Europe and Asia. Corporate collections including Santander Bank, HSBC, Terrabank, Gibraltar Bank, Double Tree Hotel and Genesis Corporation. Heloisa graduated from School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro with specialization in painting.
Botelho is an ArtCenter resident artist and her studio is located at 924 Lincoln Road #101.
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