Sergio de Camargo Large Split Relief No.34/4/74 1964–5

Artwork details

Artist
Sergio de Camargo 1930–1990
Title
Large Split Relief No.34/4/74
Grand relief fendu No. 34/4/74
Date 1964–5
Medium Polyvinyl acetate paint on limewood on plywood support
Dimensions Object: 2153 x 921 x 273 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1965
Reference
T00797

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Brazilian artist Camargo lived in Paris from 1961 to 1974. While living there he made a number of monochrome white works composed of cylindrical pieces of diagonally cut wood, including Large Split Relief. These reliefs, which resemble crystalline growth, generate a play of light and shadow across their surface to explore the organic and rhythmic disposition of the wooden pieces. At the same time, the work highlights the natural material roughness of the wood creating a dialogue between the organic textures of nature and the carefully crafted character of art.

May 2012

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