A Galeria Nara Roesler | São Paulo is delighted to announce the opening of the exhibition Virá, a solo presentation of Brazilian artist Bruno Dunley showcasing a selection of his most recent paintings and works on paper. The show will re-inaugurate the gallery's 2020 program, opening on 30 September by appointment only.
While painting has reached the hopeful dynamism of its own poetic marginality, thus freeing itself from its epochal functions, painters have found an enviable freedom: they no longer carry the world on their shoulders.
Bruno Dunley is a painter: he is an essential protagonist amidst Brazil's young generation of painters whose work has come to prominence in the beginning of the twenty-first century. His oeuvre's complexity and richness—its variety and consistency—singularly stands out amongst this century's emerging artists.
His work contains a fascinating repertoire of diagrams, wisely filtered through the thickness of pictorial images, as if the matter which makes image in the painting suspended in a limbo—in other words: un/worked—everything that the image's schematic backbone can achieve as painting.
Dunley's works emphasise these tensions. His most recent pieces offer an abundance of festive, serpentine, circular forms—a signature in Dunley's oeuvre: achieving the diagrammatic dimension of painting through stains and strokes, rather than through colours and lines.
Open to what will come from within them, Dunley's works emphasise a truth, which our world now saturated with multiplying ephemeral images would like to forget: that actually no painting can exhaust itself in the image.
Text by Luis Pérez-Oramas. Courtesy Galeria Nara Roesler.