Dream Narrative: Gerben Mulder at Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Sao Paulo | BLOUIN ARTINFO
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Dream Narrative: Gerben Mulder at Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Sao Paulo

Gerben Mulder, Fleeing Gondolas, A Brutal Attack By Eight Legged Birds On Unsuspecting Masses, 2017, Oil on canvas, 210 x 270 cm
(Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel)

Dutch artist Gerben Mulder is the title and creator of the latest exhibition at Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel gallery. The Sao Paulo gallery hosts the artist, including several brand new works, until November 18, 2017.

This is the fourth exhibition of Mulder at this gallery and this time, he is back with eight new paintings depicting epic images within a dream narrative. In his latest works, Mulder uses fast and vigorous brushstrokes for exploring a subconscious typical repertoire that reveals the resulting narrative not only in the images but also on the surface of the paintings. Some of the works exhibited evoke a sense of euphoria and melancholy, superimposed against a sombre background defined by electric colors. In these works, the artist also explores theatricality, presenting the characters in a way as if they are on stage. There are other works featuring grotesque characters in absurd scenes. In these works, the narratives do not take center stage; rather, these works are a way to establish a connection between the characters and figures that take shape throughout the creative process, always surrounded by the fantastic artistic language of Mulder.

Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1972, Mulder has so far participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the globe. This includes solo exhibitions at MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson; Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York; and Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo, to name a few.

The exhibition will be on view through November 18, 2017 at Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Rua James Holland 71, 01138-000, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

For more details, visit: www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/fortes-d-aloia-and-gabriel/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.