Tony Camargo’s work synthesizes poetic questions of major importance for Brazilian art since the early 2000s. By combining the rigorous aesthetics of constructive art and performative actions to the sense of humor favored by popular culture, the artist explores the encounter between supposedly opposed poetic spheres as he investigates the limits of space and the pictorial language.
Color is the foundational element that unifies Tony Camargo’s diverse production. His work questions, among other themes, the articulation between the controlled language of commercial images and the irrationality of the subject immersed in worldly chaos. To the artist, his photographs and videos belong to a poetic atmosphere that emerges from the encounter between the rigor of his geometric paintings and the creative disorder of his highly individualized performances, which are directly connected to the unpredictability of life. The result is a profound investigation on the spatiality of the world.
The exhibition “Chromic Selection and Objects” is part of the project “Spherical Painting,” produced under the auspices of the Municipal Program of Incentive to Culture of the Cultural Foundation of Curitiba, and has the support of Banco do Brasil.