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Henrique Oliveira and Thomas Beale



Ella Marder, former Program Director for Pioneer Works, brings together Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira and New York-based sculptor Thomas Beale for an in-depth conversation about materials, form and personal history. The two artists, whose works share many visual similarities, compare their creative origins in painting, shared love for the medium of wood, and their intuitive approach to sensuous forms. Recorded at Clocktower on April 8, 2015.

Henrique Oliveira is a Brazilian artist know for his large scale installations, in which he uses wooden boards and plywood retrieved from the streets of São Paulo. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions at the Rice University Art Gallery (Houston, 2009), the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (2011), the George-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois Gallery (Paris, 2011) and the OK Center for Contemporary Art, Upper Austria (Linz, 2012). Oliveira was a 2014 Pioneer Works Artist in Residence.

Tom Beale is a New York-based sculptor who works primarily with found objects and natural materials. Beale was the founder and director of Honey Space, an innovative nonprofit exhibition space in Chelsea, which operated from 2008 to 2012.
 

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