Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce co-representation of the estate of Antonio Henrique Amaral (1935-2015). We will begin our new partnership by presenting a solo booth of paintings and drawings at the forthcoming ADAA Art Show.
Amaral is a key figure in Brazilian and Latin American art. He developed his signature style during the second half of the 20th Century, coming of age under the rule of the coup d’état and subsequent military dictatorship installed in Brazil in 1964.
His visceral and allegorical works deal with erotic desire, political violence and existential discontent which directly address threats to humanity such as authoritarianism, deforestation and unchecked capitalism. Because his message is delivered through a clear and graphic Pop lens, Amaral succeeds in seducing the eye while critiquing systems of oppression.
For this year’s edition of The Art Show, Mitchell-Innes & Nash will feature a solo booth devoted to Amaral’s work from the 1990s. It was during this decade that the artist expanded and reconfigured his iconography into more surreal territory which very much continues to speak to current political and environmental situations globally.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash jointly represents Antonio Henrique Amaral together with Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil.