Sergio Sister Disunited Order, 2016 Exhibition view

Sergio Sister

Pontalete 19, 2014

Oil on canvas with aluminum tube, wood and aluminum

67 x 79 x 6 in

Sergio Sister

Pontalete 19, 2014

Side

Sergio Sister

Pontalete 19, 2014

Detail

Sergio Sister

Amarelho e azul cintilante (Yellow and sparkling blue), 2016

Oil on canvas

67 x 87 inches

Sergio Sister

Amarelho e azul cintilante (Yellow and sparkling blue), 2016

Detail

Sergio Sister

Amarelho e azul cintilante (Yellow and sparkling blue), 2016

Detail

Sergio Sister

Amarelho e azul cintilante (Yellow and sparkling blue), 2016

Detail

Sergio Sister

Alumínio e laranja (diptico) Aluminum and orange (diptych), 2016

Oil on canvas

67 x 87 inches

Sergio Sister

Alumínio e laranja (diptico) Aluminum and orange (diptych), 2016

Detail

Sergio Sister

Alumínio e laranja (diptico) Aluminum and orange (diptych), 2016

Detail

Sergio Sister

Alumínio e laranja (diptico) Aluminum and orange (diptych), 2016

Detail

Sergio Sister Disunited Order, 2016 Exhibition view

Sergio Sister Disunited Order, 2016 Exhibition view

Sergio Sister

Caixa 291 b, 2015

Oil on wood

15 x 9 x 3 in

Sergio Sister

Caixa 291 b, 2015

Side view

Sergio Sister

Terceiro Fundo, amarelo e ouro (Yellow and gold), 2015

Oil on wood

21 x 11. x 7 in

Sergio Sister

Terceiro Fundo, amarelo e ouro (Yellow and gold), 2015

Side view

Sergio Sister Disunited Order, 2016 Exhibition view

Sergio Sister

Diptych: Alumnio e verde sobre magent (aluminum over green and magenta) Laranja sobre dourado (Orange over gold), 2015

Oil on canvas

11 x 14 inches each

Sergio Sister

Verde luz sobre azul (Light green over blue), 2015

Oil on canvas

11 x 14 in

Sergio Sister

Verde sobre amarelo, 2016

Oil on canvas

12 x 8 in

Sergio Sister

Configuration: Marrom Chardin, Amarelo sobre grafite, 2015

Oil on canvas

10 x 12 inches and 9 x 6 inches

Sergio Sister

Laranja sobre azul (Orange over blue), 2016

Oil on canvas

18 x 14 in

Sergio Sister

Aluminio sobre vermelho (Aluminum over red), 2015

Oil on canvas

11 x 14 in

Sergio Sister

Violeta e aluminio sobre vemelho fluo (Violet and aluminum over red), 2015

Oil and vinyl on canvas

15 x 18 in

Sergio Sister

Vermelhos sobre laranja fluo (Reds over orange), 2016

Oil and vinyl on canvas

11 x 14 in

Sergio Sister

Diptych: Amarelo sobre grafite (Yellow over graphite) Azul cintilante (Sparkling blue), 2014-2016

Oil on canvas

12 x 8 inches each

Sergio Sister

Tela com tiras 21, 2015

Oil on canvas and wood

12 x 8 x 1 in

Sergio Sister

Caixa 291 b, 2015

Oil on wood

15 x 9 x 2.75 in

Sérgio Sister

Disunited Order

April 30 – June 4, 2016

 

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30, from 11am to 3pm


Josée Bienvenu Gallery is pleased to present Sérgio Sister’s second solo exhibition in New York. Renowned for his sculptural paintings assembled from objects resembling crates, porticos and window frames, these new bodies of work are continuations of an extensive career with roots in abstraction, minimalism and permutations of the ready-made.

 

Sister will present two Pontaletes (posts) and a new series of the Caixas and Caixinas (fruit boxes); both appropriating industrial materials while intuiting spatial reconfigurations. The color bands of the Caixas series interact with light and dark, color and depth; what the artist himself describes as "a coexistence of solidarity, with more differentiation and complexity." The Pontaletes structures appear to recline against the wall or precariously protrude from it, permitting architectural vantage points and emanating shadows.

 

Playing with scale and subtle variation, Sister will showcase a selection of intimate paintings in which layers of opaque color conceal a symbiotic color from beneath. Gestural brushstrokes and layers of pigment generate luminous vibrations of texture that convey both emergence and disappearance across the surface of the canvas. These smaller pieces are countered with large-scale diptych paintings, furthermore exploring synergies between warm and cool colors that simultaneously absorb and reflect light. Two large Diptychs, Alumínio e laranja and Amarehlo e Azul cintilante, command the viewer with their optical intensity and balanced rapport of color.

 

Sérgio Sister was born in São Paulo in 1948, where he currently lives and works. Sister studied painting at the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation, in São Paulo in the 1960s. He undertook graduate studies in social sciences and post-graduate studies in political science at the University of São Paulo. In 1970, he was arrested for protesting the military regime and detained for 19 months at the Tiradentes Prison in São Paulo. Sister attended painting workshops held at the institution. In 2002, the monograph Sérgio Sister was published by the editions Casa da imagem, with essays by Alberto Tassinari, Lorenzo Mammì and Rodrigo Naves. His work has been shown extensively throughout Brazil and is included in major public collections such as the Museu de Arte Moderna, the Pinacoteca do Estado in São Paulo and the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro.