There are infinite elements of nature that have a center, a core. Few, however, are those which have one that overlaps, converge to a single point. These are the inspiring works that comprise “ConCentração”, the solo exhibition of Denise Milan.
Curated by Marcello Dantas, the exhibit at Galeria Lume features nine works, including sculptures and three-dimensional pieces, drawings and videos. “What unites these pieces is an intangible element, which is the search for revealing a formal organisation between two centers: one real and one imaginary, overlapping each other,” says Marcello. According to Dantas, many of her works, regardless of the media in which they are presented, reveal a constant search for the concentric idea – either as a product of fortuity or as a deliberate compulsion.
“Denise is a highly intuitive artist who goes to nature seek a way that is into the obsession of her thought. This exhibition reveals the investigation for a concentric in her geological research, the way the artist relates to the spontaneous forms of nature,” highlights the curator. By using the stone as the main creative axis, Denise Milan takes advantage of the abundance of Brazilian natural resources to build a bridge between science, art and society, taking on the task of studying the geometry of the stones that come her way, taking from them potential analogies between geophysics and chemistry of minerals with the numerous possibilities of man to reinvent himself.