De Kunstenaars

"Sex, Money and Power" january - march 2013

Born in 1937 in Brazil and died in 1980.

Hélio Oiticica was one of the most innovative Brazilian artists of his generation and has produced a remarkable body of work, including from abstract compositions to early environmental installations. He was constantly seeking to challenge the way in which art could be experienced. As a member of the Frente group (movement which explored geometric language) and later of the Neo-Concrete group, the use of color was central to his practice. Oiticica was concerned with the visual dynamics and the effects of color, not just in the internal structure of his works, but also in their relationship with/to the environment and the spectator. His creations were largely accompanied by theoretical elaborations, commentaries and poems.