Go See – Zurich: Ernesto Neto’s ‘Variations’ at Bob van Orsouw through December 23rd 2009

December 3rd, 2009

Ernesto Neto-Variation on Color Seed Space Time Love-2009
Variation on Color Seed Space Time Love (2009) by Ernesto Neto, via Bob van Orsouw

Currently on view at Bob van Orsouw in Zurich is Ernesto Neto‘s ‘Variations.’ Presenting his work for the second time at the gallery, in this show the artist displays his latest sculptures representing variations of biomorphic shapes. The viewer experiences these works in multi-sensory dimensions; they can enter, touch, and explore the established forms. Neto even experiments with the sense of smell in these works with different spices filling the inside of his sculptures.

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Ernesto Neto-LateNightLady-2009

LateNightLady(2009) by Ernesto Neto, via Bob van Orsouw

The works fill each room with luminous shapes and forms almost creating architectural structures within them. The artist’s use of the medium of sculpture allows him to emphasize the meaning of the physical form by concentrating on volume, colors, surfaces, and materials. He thus experiments with the forces of gravity and inertia.

Ernesto Neto-Matter and Figures-2009
Matter and Figures
(2009) by Ernesto Neto, via Bob van Orsouw

Born in 1964 Ernesto Neto began exhibiting in Brazil in 1988 and has had international solo exhibitions since 1995. In 2001 he represented Brazil alongside Vik Muniz at the Venice Biennale.  In 2009 he exhibited a new work anthropodino which filled the 55,000 square foot hall at New York’s Park Avenue Armory Show.

Ernesto Neto-EyeGravity-2009
EyeGravity (2008) by Ernesto Neto, via Bob van Orsouw

Ernesto Neto-The Weight The Time the Body The Moon and Love Wow-2006
The Weight, the Time, the Body, the Moon and Love…wow!
(2006) by Ernesto Neto, via Bob van Orsouw

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