Galeria Leme presents the first solo exhibition of Antonio Campos Malta in its space.
The artist, who participates in the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, Live Uncertainty, presents a set of never before exhibited watercolors, developed between 2010 and 2016. In this group of works Antonio Malta continues his research on the abstract and figurative possibilities of painting, reformulating and reactivating formal elements of modern origin.
To reflect about this body of work four Brazilian artists were invited, Ana Elisa Egreja, Dudi Maia Rosa, Jac Leirner and Rodrigo Andrade, all close to Antonio Malta and his production. They will freely produce four series of interpretations about the artist and the watercolors that will be integrated in the exhibition in order to establish a dialogue with the works.
About the artist:
Antonio Malta Campos (São Paulo, Brazil, 1961. Lives and works in São Paulo).
Antonio Malta Campos began his career as one of the founders of the studio Casa 7. In 1985, held his first exhibition in São Paulo. After a few years working as an architect in the 90’s, Malta resumed his artistic career. Among its major institutional exhibitions in recent years include: “Antonio Malta and Erika Verzutti” Centro Cultural São Paulo, 2012; “Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America,” Saatchi Gallery, London, 2014 and the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, 2016.
His work is part of collections such as the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil and the Saatchi Collection in England.
Special thanks to: Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galeria Millan.