auroras is pleased to present an exhibition with new works by Ana Clara Tito and Tiago Tebet. Although there is no intention to create direct relationships between the works, both seem to use deconstruction processes to constitute themselves. Also common to both works is an interest in extrapolating the limits of the supposed two-dimensionality of the painting (or the image) and its presence in space, creating volumes and crevices.
The set of “photo-sculptures” that Ana Clara Tito shows at auroras are made up of concrete blocks with photographic transfers. The artist’s photographic collection adds to these new works, more than images, a chromatic spectrum of bluish and purple tones, the result of transferring ink from paper to concrete. We could contrast this personal collection – which in the end reveals very little – with the rawness of the concrete wreckage, the ruin of a construction project. Structural elements, such as rebars and stones, appear from the depths of these objects, mixed yet – not with protective nets from civil construction – but with nets of fairground vegetables, bringing together two different universes again. A large part of the works was carried out this year during her residency at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), in São Paulo.
In another way, Tiago Tebet’s paintings are also based on rupture and suture gestures. In his new works, the process starts from the conjunction of torn canvases that are rearranged on the surface. From this initial point, which poses a series of challenges for pictorial composition (since it disrupts the plan of action), the artist begins to compose intuitively. This procedure was initiated by a desire to break with the set of previous works – more objective and affirmative in their signs and gestures – literally tearing apart parts of these paintings to allow new paths to flourish. After an intense period of experimentation with language, as is recurrent in Tebet’s work, this figurative suggestion of flowers with raw canvases began to become an element of interest for looser and more plastically sensitive compositions.