By one of Brazil's talented pack of young emerging artists, 'Matuto ao Cubo' (‘Matuto Cubed’) at Estúdio Buck (estudiobuck.com.br) investigates the relationship between urban living, design and nature in São Paulo.
This, Rodrigo Bueno's latest show, deals with especially pertinent themes for paulistanos, who witness every day the interaction between fierce urban growth and unstoppable tropical nature, able to flourish in the most unlikely corners of the city.
Indeed, ‘Matuto ao Cubo’ is created from the very fabric of São Paulo. Bueno, who lives and works in the neighbourhood of Lapa, has drawn inspiration from the colours he finds around him – and the material for his sculptures from rubbish bins and skips across the city.
The works combine florid bursts of painted nature and actual living sculptures: for instance, an abandoned Louis XIV-style chairs with ivy growing from the seat. The gallery is thus transformed into an ecological and artistic laboratory – an internal garden, as well as an exhibition space.
What makes ‘Matuto Cubed’ even more special is the chance, as part of the show, to go and visit Bueno at home in his Lapa studio. Book your visit through Studio Buck.