(São Paulo / SP, 1946) Dudi Maia Rosa began his first pictorial investigations with translucent materials, such as polyester resin pigmented in fiberglass, in 1984. The artist also became known for creating works with volume and relief that hold light within them. His works also have a spatiality that ends up suggesting images that occur without depth, purely on the surface, but which are in themselves profound. His works resemble paintings, at times with projection screens, at others with stained glass, sometimes with Murano glass reliefs, objects that seem to have internal three-dimensional occurrences of colors and forms. Dudi's works are occasions of corporeity, of physical presence, whose images (abstract entities, which circulate freely, and have neither time nor place) must respond to the here and now.
He presented his first solo exhibition at MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, São Paulo, SP, in 1978. Since then, he has had several solo shows in important spaces including André Millan Galeria (1993) and Galeria Millan, São Paulo, SP (2009, 2012 and 2016); Centro Cultural Maria Antônia, São Paulo, SP (2002 and 2013); Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, SP (2013); Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, SP (2012), among others.
Groups shows include: Queermuseu – Cartografias da Diferença na Arte Brasileira, Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, RS and Modos de Ver o Brasil: Itaú Cultural 30 anos, Oca, São Paulo, SP (2017); Auroras – Pequenas Pinturas, São Paulo, SP (2016); Uma coleção particular – Arte contemporânea no acervo da Pinacoteca, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP (2015); 10th Mercosul Biennial, Mensagens de Uma Nova América, Porto Alegre, RS (2015); Brasiliana: Moderna Contemporânea, MASP, São Paulo, SP (2006); 5th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, RS (2005); Mostra do Redescobrimento: Brasil 500 Anos, Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo, SP (2000); Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa (1995); Bienal de São Paulo (1987 and 1994) and Panorama da Arte Atual Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna – MAM, São Paulo, SP (1973, 1986, 1989 and 1993).
His work is featured in important collections including those of the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, MASP, MAC-USP, Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul, MAM-SP, Coleção de Arte da Cidade, Coleção Dulce e João Carlos Figueiredo Ferraz, Coleção Itaú, Coleção Metrópolis de Arte Contemporânea, Stedelijk Museum, among others.