Beatriz Milhazes


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Cacau, 2011, collage, 70,5 x 70,6 cm

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Manjary, 2011, collage, 120,2 x 120,5 cm

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Manjary, detail

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Gamboa Seasons: Summer Love, 2010, part 1 of 4, acrylic on canvas, 300 x 500 cm

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Gamboa Seasons: Spring Love, 2010, part 4 of 4, acrylic on canvas, 300 x 450 cm

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Gamboa, 2010, Mobile,  470 x 510 x 146 cm

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Amor,  2011, collage, 70,7 x 50,1 cm

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Carlyle, 2011,  collage, 70,7 x 50,1 cm

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Mundy, 2011, collage,  150,1 x 99,8 cm

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Mundy, detail

About Beatriz Milhazes

Born in 1960,  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Milhazes is  one of the most celebrated Brazilian artists working today. Her  exuberantly colored, rhythmically constructed abstract paintings, collages, prints and architectural installations are well-known worldwide. Her work features in the collection of major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art (NY); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NY); Metropolitan Museum (NY); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid) and Carnegie Museum (Pittsburgh).

“We don’t have a strong tradition of painting in Brazil, and especially not painting with color. When I became internationally known as a Brazilian painter, the international audience thought that I came out of a strong tradition of Brazilian painting. This is because there is a general lack of information on Latin American art. Due to Spanish colonization, some countries like Mexico or Venezuela have a strong painting tradition. This is not the case for Brazil. The most important and well-known Brazilian art is conceptual and constructivist. There is no special interest in color. Brazil is a colorful country, but its art isn’t. That is why people get confused. I use elements from my culture, and color is one of them, but I’m the only one to do so.” (Art Mag Deutsche Bank)

Beatriz Milhazes 2011 Show at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Beatriz Milhazes at James Cohan Gallery, New York