The show is comprised of large scale abstract and figurative paintings and slide collages for which he is known. The artist draws visual references from what he sees
around him, borrowing from Brazilian cityscapes, lush gardens, art history and pop culture to produce his work.
Zerbini works concurrently on different formal possibilities, using abstract and figurative elements on their own and in combination. Figurative works such as ‘Monster’, ‘Cabeça
d’Agua’ and ‘Pica-Pau’ are inspired by memories and photos of trips in Brazil. He simply paints what is around him; the Gaudi-esque building from an island in the bay of Rio in
‘Monster’; the Pica-Pau tree which takes its name from the woodpeckers that live in it; waves in the South Atlantic ocean; and the garden at his studio in Rio. His compositions
use classical elements such as veils and windows to the vista outside. Intense colour, metallic paint, and layering with semi translucent pigment bring the surface of the
canvas to life. Zerbini began his career as a figurative painter, finding lasting inspiration in the Brazilian landscape. He then developed a body of more abstract works. These refine and
transform the patterns of windows in iconic structures, such as the Oscar Niemeyer Copan building, into paintings of pure geometry that radiate with energy.
|Duration||08 February 2017 - 10 March 2017|
|Times||Tuesday to Friday, 10am - 6pm and Saturday, 11am - 5pm|
|Venue||Stephen Friedman Gallery|
|Address||5–6 Cork Street, London, W1S 3LQ|
|Contact||4402074941434 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.stephenfriedman.com/|