Participating artist: Falves Silva
For the Solo project, Galeria Superfície presents a variety of works, geometric collages, drawings and books. The works date from 1967, the initial year of the Poema/Processo movement, to the series “Sinais”, from his recent production, from 2006–2007, in which the artist shows us “signs of a futuristic writing, in which the alphabet of writing linear gives way to new signs, to a new non-verbal and exclusively semiotic proposal.”
Falves Silva (Cacimba, Brazil, 1943) is one of the pioneering artists of the Poema/Processo movement, alongside names such as Moacyr Cirne, Wlademir Dias Pino, Álvaro de Sá and Neide Sá, and was one of the main names to make visual and experimental in Brazil. Falves Silva’s production is based on the convergence of two of the main axes of Brazilian art: concrete movement and conceptual art. The artist dialogues with literature, cinema and comic books; he manipulates communicative structures and images from art history and mass communication. In 1967, he participated in the inaugural exhibition-manifesto of the Poema/Processo movement, as well as in the XVI Bienal de São Paulo, which was curated by Walter Zanini. From the 1980s onwards, he joined the international postal art network, and maintained an intense and fruitful dialogue with artists of different generations and nationalities, such as Jota Medeiros, Ivald Granato, Paulo Bruscky, Hudinilson Jr, Horácio Zabala , between others. His works were exhibited at the International Mail Art Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan, in 1984, and at the 2nd Bienal de Arte Correio, Spain, in 1999. More recently, the artist had his solo exhibition “Círculo do Tempo”, a retrospective of his career, presented at the Centro Cultural São Paulo.