A tour of Hélio Oiticica by Ann Gallagher
Ann Gallagher, the curator of Hélio Oiticica at Lisson Gallery (London, 26 April – 25 June 2022) gives a narrated tour through some aspects of the exhibition, commenting on his use of colour, his liberation from the two-dimensional picture plane and the addition of organic materials.
"After joining the Grupo Frente, a loose group of artists that included Lygia Clark and Lygia Pape, Hélio Oiticica exhibited in their second exhibition in 1954, showing two compositions on cardboard that incorporated new techniques and experimentation with a form of printing achieved by making carbon paper impressions. Colour was otherwise central to Oiticica’s experiments in works from this period – colour in varied modulations beyond the primary, and colour already intimately linked with space and structure."
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