Tulio Pinto // Roshambo
Tulio Pinto // Roshambo // Brussels
5 March – 15 April 2022
Saturday, March 5th, 2022, 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Open from Wednesday – Friday, 2pm – 6.30pm / Saturday, 11am – 7pm
The exhibition Roshambo is a rebound reflection on the game driven tension exerted by the appearances of objects. In this space inhabited by fragility and hardness, the materiality of objects calls into question the limits of the stable. Roshambo refers to that childish game of hands in which the participants strive to guess and draw a winning strategy to defeat the rival. But it also deals with that immediate association that our gaze habitually establishes about the conscious value of elements of a different nature: rock – paper – scissors.
Tulio Pinto is often seen as pushing the limit of fragility within his sculpting practice by applying tension, weight, opposite material, architecture, balance and gravity, Túlio Pinto has developed a dialogue in his practice over the last decade of how very different materials are yet so complementary.
The fragility of glass can often hold tremendous amount of tension and weight from steel or marble counterpart in an attempt to remind us that fragility perhaps is also a strength as La Fontaine fable will remind us in the “The Oak and the Reed”.
Thus, the works presented place us at the limits of resistance and stability.
Túlio Pinto has held exhibitions in several institutions and galleries with solo such as: Buraco no céu, Galeria Millan, São Paulo, Brazil (2020); 41° 23’ 20’’ N 2° 10’ 34’’ E and 41° 25’ 21’’ N 2° 12’ 32’’ E: Três Tempos, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain; Onloaded, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA) Phoenix, USA (2015); From territories, abysses and intentions, Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, Brazil
(2013); among others.
Tulio Pinto has also participated in group exhibitions as, Glass and Concrete, Marta Herford Museum, Herford, Germany (2020); The Vancouver Biennale; Reagents, Complesso dell’Ospedaletto, Venice, Italy (2019); Tension and dynamism, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami, USA (2018); Combining Materials, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London, UK; Memory and moment, Salão Paranaense – Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil (2017); Repentista, Gallery Nosco, Londres, UK (2014); Instâncias do desenho, EAV – Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012); among others.
His work is present in collections from institutions such as Marta Herford Museum, Germany; Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, Manantiales, Uruguay; Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson, Madrid, Spain; Piramidón, Centre d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain; UFCSPA – Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Brazil; Phoenix College art collection, USA; Figueiredo Ferraz Institute, Ribeirão
Preto, Brazil; Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil; MAC-RS – Museum of Contemporary Art of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; National Museum of Brasília, Brazil…