Don’t forget where you come from. It seems that artist, Mr. Oliveria took this to heart. Born in Ourinhos, Brazil, Henrique Oliveria, graduated with a masters in visual poetics from the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Bringing more attention to his country, Oliveira used salvaged wood collected from the streets of São Paulo to create massive scale, installations with dense layers that twist, curve, bend, and split.
Using the term Taupumes, which in Portuguese can mean fencing, boarding, or enclosure, to label many of his large-scale installations. It makes reference to the plywood fences in São Paulo that can peel and fade into different layers and colors.
Talk about a true country man. Seeking to address issues of perception and decay through his work — His first solo exhibition in the United States, will be open from March 26 – May 9th, 2009 at the Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas.