Exhibition%20of%20new%20paintings%20by%20Christian%20Rosa%20opens%20at%20White%20Cube%20in%20Sao%20Paulo

White Cube São Paulo presents an exhibition of new paintings by Christian Rosa. Rosa was born in Brazil, but raised in Vienna, Austria and now lives and works in Vienna and Los Angeles. This exhibition, his first in Brazil, includes a new series of paintings made on location in São Paulo. Christian Rosa’s sparse, elegant abstract paintings express a kinetic energy where everything is in flux. Functioning like automatic writing, they are built up from individual shapes and marks set amid large expanses of raw, untreated canvas. Referencing both the language of Surrealism, especially that of Miró, and also the paintings of Cy Twombly, his pictures contain both the building blocks for a pictorial narrative but also the methods of its deconstruction. Minimal mark-making in oil, charcoal, pencil, resin and oil stick and a reduction of visible brushwork create works that are improvisational in appearance,

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