ArtCenter South Florida presents ‘Geometry in Motion‘, an exhibition by Heloisa Botelho. The artist has created a new series inspired by Copacabana in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and her new home in Miami. In this series, she introduces imagery and circular shapes, an influence of the Art Deco architecture that abounds in her new city. Using a monotyping technique influenced by one of her mentors, Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, Botelho draws with charcoal and creates collages by transferring geometric shapes painted on plastic sheets to the canvas. As a result of this technique, shapes are not exact as they get lost during the transfer process. By extracting the brush from the painting process she incorporates the element of chance.
Botelho’s interest in collage carries over to the installation, Art Around the Corner. In this installation, Botelho uses postcards that she has collected over the last 10 years from her time in Boston, New York and Miami to create a collage mimicking the patterns created in her paintings.
Heloisa Botelho (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) Lives and works in Miami Beach.
Botelho is a mixed media artist who works with acrylic, transfers and collage. Through a reconstructive process, she reproduces traditional works in painting such as impastos and transparencies using original semantic content, creating a second layer of purely conceptual juxtapositions. Botelho graduated from the School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro with a specialization in painting. Her work has been featured in numerous international museums and group exhibitions across North America, Europe and Asia. Corporate collections including Santander Bank, HSBC, Terrabank, Gibraltar Bank, Double Tree Hotel and Genesis Corporation.