In his second solo exhibition at Galeria Leme, Felipe Cama presents abstract self-portraits shaped by mathematic precision.
For a long period the artist registered important activities in his life, both of his day-to-day living and of sporadic events. The amounts of events, the time taken by each of them, the mood in which he was, are some of the listed data that got transformed into visual information.
The project encloses relevant aspects of the artist’s life that draw his profile. Along the year of 2011 Cama registered, every day, the conditions of his mood; for five months he registered the time he spent with his daughter; for five years he registered his blood tests in comparative scope. Like an obsession, he registered every time he looked at the clock and saw the number of hours coincide with the minutes.
All of this data were tabulated and inserted in a spreadsheet software, which generated graphs and visual representations that work as templates for his production.
At first the spectator might think this is a cold and distant way for the artist to portray himself, once one faces geometric forms and mathematic curves, but Felipe Cama creates an intimate questioning about his time and his life, trying to reflect through this statistic data aspects about his choices and his personality.
In this exhibition the artist dematerializes himself in numbers to rematerialize in his own production.
About the artist:
Felie Cama (Porto Alegre, 1970). Lives and works in São Paulo, Brasil.
Part of the MAM-SP and MAC-USP collections, amongst his solo exhibitions stand out: SESC Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil (2011); Ericka, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brasil (2009); Felipe Cama, Mostra do Programa de Exposições do Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil (2007), and the group exhibitions: Caos e Efeito, Itau Cultural, São Paulo, Brasil (2011); Geração 00 – A Nova Fotografia Brasileira, SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo, SP, Brasil (2011); Foto Phidalga, Centro Cultural Carpe Diem, Lisboa, Portugal (2009).