Tulio Pinto is a Brazilian artist playing with gravity when creating contemporary art. He explores subtle balance of weight and matter through installations and sculptures.
Born in Brasilia and living and working in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Túlio holds a degree in visual arts specializing in sculpture UFRGS (2009). He is co-founder and member of the Atelier Subterrânea.
The artist says: Over the past five years, I have developed a research work in sculpture and installation with industrial materials which denote, in the constitution and the way they are presented, my intention to hold encounters of different strengths and temperaments; of oppositions that support each other at their possible limits. In my visual speech that I seek to generate, I establish the dialogue through the laws of the world, metaphors that point to the “being’s” existence; where transformation and impermanence, from the subtlety of possible balance, translate into a place of experience and reflection.
The work with lines from Tulio emerged in an exhibition he made with Gerson Reichert and Guilherme Dable at the Gesture Gallery in 2010. The exhibition was called “Shared Spaces” and took place in three moments – in each period an artist migrated to one of the niches From the gallery. And one of the spaces was strange. It was the gallery staircase. And that’s when he did this work for the first time.
It started from an idea of working with this very ordinary material, the balloon, which people already use for sculptures in general. Tulio wanted to generate a work that touched on questions of sculpture and drawing, depending on the graphic aspect, and that also brought a strong chromatic charge due to the color orange.
People who looked at the photographed image of the installation thought that it was a simulation. And it was not. At the same time, people who look at the sculptures from afar take time to understand what that is, because from a distance it looks like something else. The work generates this “gap” in the observer.
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