Willys de Castro

IMG_9618Sem titulo // Willys de Castro // oil on canvas // 1953 // 80 x 65 cm

Willys de Castro was one of the key members of the Neo-Concrete Movement in Brazil during the 1950s. While the Concrete Movement  focused on pure abstraction, the Neo-Concrete Movement emphasized the use of color and emotion in the works. In a solo show at Luring Augustine, some of Willys de Castro’s famed “Active Objects” were on view. Despite being mounted on the wall, the three-dimensionality of these wooden pieces draws attention to the work’s more sculptural elements.

IMG_9621Objeto ativo (Active object) // Willys de Castro // oil on canvas over wood // 1961 // 2.2 x 22.9 x 6.7 cm

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Pluriobjeto (Pluriobject) // Willys de Castro // wood, edition 1/10 // 1966 // 100 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm

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(L) Sem titulo (Untitled) // Willys de Castro// ink on paper // c. 1950s // 31 x 31 x 2 cm (R) Sem titulo (Untitled) // Willys de Ccastro // ink on paper // c. 1950s// 31 x 31 x 2 cm

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