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RODRIGO BIVAR

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(Brasília / DF, 1981) Rodrigo Bivar's pictorial production was initially marked by a realistic figuration associated with a certain detachment and, since 2013, has been going through significant gradual transformations. In this process, his painting was restructured, presented as a play between color application, overlay and cover-up. The canvas began favoring geometric division without losing sight of the color palette of previous productions. His production recently reached total abstraction associating instability and intuition punctuated by spatial structures that act as a basis for variations and a surprising combination of colors. 

Rodrigo has a degree in Fine Arts from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (São Paulo, SP) and was awarded the Prêmio Aquisição from Centro Cultural São Paulo, in 2008. He has had solo shows in several locations, including: Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, SP (2017); Galeria Athena Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (2016), Galeria Millan, São Paulo, SP (2009, 2012 and 2015), Paço das Artes, São Paulo, SP (2010) and Centro Cultural São Paulo, SP (2008).

Since 2005, he has participated in group shows, with the most recent being: Os desígnios da arte contemporânea no Brasil, MAC and MAC USP no século XXI: A era dos artistas, MAC-USP, São Paulo, SP (2017); Os Muitos e o Um, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, SP (2016); Correntes, SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo, SP (2015); Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporânea SESC_Videobrasil, São Paulo, SP (2011 and 2013); 7 SP – Seven Artists from São Paulo, C.A.B Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium (2012); Panorama da Arte Brasileira do MAM, São Paulo, SP (2011); A Contemplação do Mundo – Paralela, São Paulo, SP (2010); Grau Zero, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, SP (2009); among others.






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