Cecilia Brunson Projects – David Batchelor | Alfredo Volpi

David Batchelor, Neo-Neo-Concreto 37, 2022, Acrylic and concrete, 45 x 80 x 6 cm, © The Artist, Image Courtesy of Cecilia Brunson Projects London

(11 May – 11 June, 2022)

We are delighted to present a joint exhibition by David Batchelor (b. 1955, Dundee) and Alfredo Volpi (1896 – 1988, São Paulo). This show celebrates Batchelor’s long relationship with Latin American art, and Brazilian art in particular. Please join us for the opening reception on Wednesday 11 May, 6 – 8pm.

This exhibition will revolve around an especially commissioned tapestry – a reproduction of one of Batchelor’s Covid Variation paintings from 2020 – which was hand-woven at the Taller Mexicano de Gobelinos, a workshop in Guadalajara that specialises in transforming, or transposing, artworks into this new, textile medium.

We’re excited to say that Batchelor will be the first British artist ever to be exhibited at Cecilia Brunson Projects and we’re delighted to be celebrating the rich history of exchange, influence, and interaction between European and Latin American artists. Batchelor’s prioritisation of colour, geometry, and abstraction has often led to him being associated with – or compared to – Brazilian artists. He participated in the 26th Bienal de São Paulo in 2004 and has exhibited in Brazil multiple times since.

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