Artist

José Bento

Born in Salvador, 1962 and lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The self taught artist José Bento is working since the 80s primarily with wooden sculptures, together with videos, drawings and photography. His meticulously made objects that often resembles ordinary utensils together with large scale installation made out of the same materials shows the intimacy he has with the handling of wood, from fallen trees to noble wooden boards. Bento presented his works in many institutions both in Brazil and abroad, such as Museu de Arte da Pampulha and Casa Guignard.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
José Bento: Chão de Estrelas
Chão de Estrelas [Floor of stars], title inspired in the 1935 homonymous song by Orestes Barbosa and...
12 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
A Gentil Carioca
Exhibitions
Esculturas no Parque da Luz
The Parque da Luz, also known as Jardim da Luz, has an area of approximately 113.000 square meters. It...
01 Jan 2015 - 01 Dec 2020
Exhibitions
White Cube… Literally
There is a possibility that “White cube… Literally” is the result of a simple curatorial...
18 Jan 2016 - 03 Mar 2016
Isabelle van den Eynde
Exhibitions
White Cube… Literally. On form and convention of display
The ideal gallery subtracts from the artwork all cues that interfere with the fact that it is “art”....
18 Jan 2016 - 03 Mar 2016
Isabelle van den Eynde
Exhibitions
Homo Ludens
Galeria Luisa Strina presents “Homo Ludens”, group show curated by Ricardo Sardenberg, parallel...
31 Aug 2016 - 05 Nov 2016
Galeria Luisa Strina
Art Spaces
A Gentil Carioca
Galleries in Rio de Janeiro
Galeria Millan
Galleries in São Paulo
Anexo Millan
Galleries in São Paulo