June 2, 2014

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AUTOCONTROLE by Fabiano Rodrigues

Brazilian skateboarder, artist and photographer Fabiano Rodrigues has an exhibition on at the moment at Logo Gallery, made up of a new series of self-portraits. This is the teaser video for it.

In AUTOCONTROLE, Rodrigues explores the relationship of his own body, usually in movement, with the architecture and landscape of urban centres. A former skateboarder, Rodrigues captures the climax of his manoeuvres in compositions that are usually previously planned. The artist’s performative accuracy goes sometimes in harmony, sometimes in disarray, with architectural forms, resulting in great and geometric images, drawn by a magnificent play of light and shadows. In AUTOCONTROLE, Rodrigues continues photographing himself within symbolic and modernist constructions, such as Igreja da Pampulha (Pampulha Church) and Conjunto JK (Housing complex JK), both located in Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais. The title of the exhibition alludes not only to the formal rigor of Rodrigues’ compositions, but also to the restraint and physical balance to which the artist submits his own body. His artistic process requires an intense physical training as well as a rigorous exercise of looking. It is the harmony of both that allows Rodrigues to capture the decisive moment, imprinting on the camera the perfect combination between space, light, body, and movement. Fabiano Rodrigues (Santos, 1974) lives and works in São Paulo. Rodrigues was the recipient of the Banco do Espírito Santo Acquisition Award during the SP-Arte 2012 edition, a prize that also led to a donation to the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo collection. In addition, Rodrigues’ work is part of the Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz collection. His most recent group shows include Deslize (Museu de Arte do Rio – MAR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013-2014), Love and Hate to Lygia Clark (Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsow, Poland, 2013-2014), FotoBienalMASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo – MASP, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013), and Arte Contemporânea Brasileira (Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012).

Check out another rad video by Fabiano below…