Artist

Nelson Felix

Born in Rio de Janeiro, 1954 and lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After studying painting with Ivan Serpa, one of the most important proponents of Neoconcretismo, Felix began as a drawer in the 1980s. Soon, though, sculpture became his most important means of expression. He processes influences from the Brazilian avant-garde as well as from American Minimal and Land Art.  In his  works, nature is constrained and strengthened by cultural objects and sculptural matter, whose imminent transubstantiation the artist explores. His interest turns to the interiority of things and to the relations between equilibrium and instability in the construction of an architectural space in which his works are installed. The human body, word and language, poetry and cartography acquire, in their practice, a plastic dimension, revealing its mythical or symbolic aspects.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Nelson Felix: OOCO
First retrospective of the artist, OOCO gathers pieces created between 1987 and 2015, comprising drawings,...
18 Apr 2015 - 28 Jun 2015
Estação Pinacoteca
Exhibitions
TRIO Bienal 2015: Utopias – Pretéritos da Contemporaneidade
Utopias – Pretéritos da Contemporaneidade [Utopias: Past Tenses of the Contemporary] is a show with...
06 Sep 2015 - 26 Nov 2015
Memorial Getúlio Vargas
Exhibitions
Nelson Felix: Variações para Cítera e Santa Rosa
Galeria Millan presents “Variações para Cítera e Santa Rosa [Variations for Cythera and Santa Rosa]”,...
19 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
Galeria Millan
Art Spaces
Galeria Millan
Galleries in São Paulo
Anexo Millan
Galleries in São Paulo