Columns⎪Online⎪09 May - 09 June 2020

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Espace Meyer Zafra is pleased to present a solo online exhibition of Patricia Golombek. The Brazilian artist presents her new series Columns.

Patricia Golombek

Juscelino Kubitschek Building - 1952 - Oscar Niemeyer

230 x 140 cm (90,5 x 55 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2019
 

Price upon request

As of 1940, modern Brazilian architects began incorporating certain attributes and aesthetic sophistication to the structural composition of the columns designed in their projects. From an aesthetic, technical/structural and fine arts perspective, Oscar Niemeyer, João Batista, Villanova Artigas, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Affonso Eduardo Reidy, and Rui Ohtake successully transformed colums into art.

Patricia Golombek

The work of Patricia Golombek is an analytical study of architecture; the structures and solutions implemented by architects around the world. The artist's architecture allows him to translate the language used by architects into visual representations of their creative processes.

Photo : Antigo Santa Paula Iate Clube: marco da chamada arquitetura brutalista

Patricia Golombek

Santa Paula Yacht Club - 1961 - João Vilanova Artigas

230 x 140 cm (90,5 x 55 in) each

Acrylic on canvas

2019

Price upon request

The language used by Golombek is not strictly a copy of the original, but rather a reference to the work of the architect. As such, the purpose of the artist is to highlight the vocabulary and specific traits that are attributable to the same architect and that are found throughout their work.

Patricia Golombek

"Palácio da Alvorada" (President's Residence) - 1958 - Oscar Niemeyer

230 x 140 cm (90,5 x 55 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2019

Price upon request

"In the Brasilia Residential Palace solution, we tried to adopt the principles of simplicity and purity which, in the past, characterized great works of Architecture. For this, we avoid cutting solutions, rich in elements in form and construction (awnings, counters, protective elements, colors, materials, etc.), adopting a compact and simple celebration, where beauty derives only from its proportions and from the structure itself.
Consequently, we devote the most attention to the columns, studying them carefully in their spacing, their shape and their proportion, in the technical conveniences and the plastic effects that we wanted to obtain. These led us to a solution with a continuous and undulating rhythm, which gives the building lightness and elegance, placing it as if it were simply resting on the ground. "

PALÁCIO residencial de Brasília. Módulo, Rio de Janeiro, v.3, n.7, p.21, fev. 1957.

Photo : Palácio do Planalto by Oscar Niemeyer, Ricardo Stuckert

Photo : Jau Bus Terminal, João Vilanova Artigas - Jaú/SP, 1952, Nelson Kon

Patricia Golombek

Jaú Bus Station - 1973 - João Vilanova Artigas

230 x 140 cm (90,5 x 55 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2019

Price upon request

“Oscar and I had the same concerns and we faced the same problems. But when he always made an effort to resolve the contradictions in a harmonious synthesis, I, on the other hand, exposed them clearly. The role of the architect is not to accommodate and he should not cover the existing struggles with an elegant mask; these must be able to be revealed without fear. "

João Vilanova Artigas, Bruand Yves. Arquitetura contemporânea no Brasil. São Paulo : Perspectiva, 1981, p. 302.

Patricia Golombek

Brazilian Pavillion, Japan - 1970 - Paulo Mendes Da Rocha, Rui Ohtake, Julio Katinski, Jorge Caron and Flávio Motta

230 x 140 cm (90,5 x 55 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2019
 

Price upon request

Photo : Pavilhão do Brasil em Osaka / Paulo Mendas da Rocha e equipe © Arquivo Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Patricia Golombek

Esporte Clube Paulistano Gymnasium - 1958 - 1961 - Paulo Mendes Da Rocha and João de Gennaro

230 x 140 cm (90,5 x 55 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2019

Price upon request

Photo : Club athlétique Paulistano, Sao Paulo, Mendes da Rocha, 1958 - © José Moscardi

Patricia Golombek is a Brazilian born artist who holds a degree in architecture. Her current series depicts the most iconic Brazilian columns of the 20th century, designed by the most highly esteemed architects of Brazil.

Photo : São Paulo Biennial: Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, Sailko

In the diptych representing the Pavilion Ciccillo Matarazzo, Patricia Golombek notes the sinuosity so impressive of this building. Created by a team led by Oscar Niemeyer and Hélio Uchoa, the Pavilion Ciccillo Matarazzo, located in Parque de Ibirapuera, has hosted the Sao Paulo biennial since 1957.

Patricia Golombek

Biennal Pavillion - São Paulo - 1957 - Oscar Niemeyer

230 x 140 cm (90,5 x 55 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2019
 

Price upon request

Patricia Golombek

Palace of Agriculture / Museum of Contemporary Art of São Paulo - 1954 - Oscar Niemeyer

230 x 140 cm (90,5 x 55 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2019

Price upon request

Niemeyer uses the “V” support as a support element for autonomous buildings, located in an open space and not equipped with their lateral faces against neighboring buildings, as in the case of the São Paulo building. On the one hand, in projects such as the Palace of Agriculture, the V-shaped pillars ventilate the space on the ground floor and favor the longitudinal balances which improve the visual reading of the architecture in a view horizontal and continuous

Text by Rodrigo Queiroz, Forma moderna e cidade: a arquitetura de Oscar Niemeyer no centro de São Paulo, dec 2012

Patricia Golombek

Museum of Modern Art - Rio - 1958 - Eduardo Reidi

230 x 140 cm (90,5 x 55 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2019

Price upon request

The project shows a tendency to harmonize with the architectural background, accentuating the contrast with the horizontal line of the undulating mountains. A striking feature of the main building design is the series of external frames, joined by longitudinal beams, providing both the suspension of the floor support.

Photo : Museu de Arte Moderna by Affonzo Eduardo Reidy, 1955

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