Adriana Varejão uses volumes, curves and cracks in his paintings, which have artistic references of the Baroque movement. The artist performs inspired reinterpretations in Brazilian culture and uses elements which resemble fetishes and violence, usually in a religious context. The works presented here are fairly representative in its history, as though they were painted in the same period and have the same theme, they are different in technique and visuality. The work exposed in the International Biennial of Curitiba, from 1990, is called ‘Terceiro Cálice‘ and is part of the collection of the Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art.
Daniel Rangel | Curator