Delson Uchôa, José Bechara

Squares and patterns

22.11.2015 until 20.01.2016

Delson Uchôa (born 1956) and José Bechara (born 1957), both Brazilian artists, despite all differences between them, are connected by their sense for form and rhythm.

Uchôa, who became famous for his bright almost gaudy colours, processes these with the help of material and plastic, which are sewn, shaped and embroidered so that pattern and ornament merge. By 2009 he had already represented Brazil at the Biennale in Venice and has been featured in many other collections. However he has had no solo exhibitions in Germany.

José Bechara engages with his paintings with strict structure, whose work references the great American Minimalist artists. His work is reminiscent of corten steel with it's coloured surface which creates a picturesque effect with nuances of light that constantly change its appearance. His sculptures, installations and recent glass works create a haunting theme of subtle emptiness and space.