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Hot storm, 2024
Wax and oil on linen, 60 x 50 cm


Renato Castanhari's paintings vacillate from a geometric abstraction aware of constructivism, forming grids or windows made of color; to the cuts of latent landscapes of an informal abstraction given to liquid stains, melted contours and impastos leaking from the canvas. The borders or passages between figuration and abstraction are placed in doubt, suspended, and are not consolidated in the experience of creation or contemplation. On the same canvas, many vocations pulse together: mental, gestural, mathematical, spiritual elaborations, chromatic research, optical and material experiments, philosophical curiosities about form, plan, signs, studio exercises, insistences, hesitations, disastrous solutions, and successful failures. By Tálisson Melo

Master and PhD in Visual Arts from the School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA–USP), Renato Castanhari's main exhibitions include: Vacilante (Galeria Pilar, São Paulo, 2024); From sight to color (Espaço das Artes ECA-USP, São Paulo, 2024); Between painting and the body (Espaço das Artes ECA-USP, São Paulo, 2019); The Immense Laziness (Galeria Sancovsky, São Paulo, 2018); 28th Youth Art Exhibition (Sesc, Ribeirão Preto, 2017); Erasure (Galeria Sancovsky, São Paulo, 2017); 66th Salão Paranaense (Curitiba, 2017); 23rd Praia Grande Fine Arts Salon (Praia Grande, 2016); 44th Luiz Sacilotto Contemporary Art Salon (Santo André, 2016) and 7th Salon of Artists Without a Gallery (São Paulo, Nova Lima and Goiânia, 2016).

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Rosy morning (old window series), 2024
Wax and oil on elastane, 30 x 20 cm

Yellow line (old window series), 2024
Wax and oil on elastane, 30 x 20 cm

Pink and air, 2024
Wax and oil on elastane, 30 x 20 cm

Old window, 2024
Wax and oil on elastane, 30 x 20 cm

Orange reds, 2023
Wax and oil on canvas, 41 x 33 cm

Pale purple, 2023
Wax and oil on canvas, 24 x 18 cm

Dark, 2023
Wax and oil on canvas, 24 x 18 cm

Spores and light, 2017
Oil on elastane, 40 x 30 cm

Hot stone, 2023
Wax and oil on canvas, 24 x 18 cm

Copper and meat, 2023
Wax and oil on canvas, 24 x 18 cm

Greyed purple, 2023
Wax and oil on canvas, 41 x 33 cm

Green in the ashes, 2023
Wax and oil on canvas, 24 x 18 cm

Yellow-greenish, 2022
Wax and oil on canvas, 22 x 16 cm

Pale purple, 2023
Wax and oil on canvas, 23 x 17 cm

Little Salmon, 2022
Wax and oil on flax, 15.5 x 10 cm

Cinzinha, 2022
Wax and oil on flax, 15.5 x 10 cm

Red-earthy, 2022
Wax and oil on canvas, 22 x 16 cm

Grotto, 2019
Oil on elastane, 22 x 16 cm

Between pink and cyan, 2022
Wax and oil on brown linen, 24 x 18 cm

Dispersal, 2018
Wax and oil on elastane, 22 x 16 cm

Alter, 2020
Iron and wood, 80 x 20 cm

Arrangements I, 2017
Clay, acrylic on cotton fabric, nail covered with masking tape, plaster and wooden chassis, 36 x 38 cm

Verdinha, 2023
Wax and oil on elastane, 15.5 x 10 cm

Mute mirror, 2017
Oil on canvas and cotton fabric, 15 x 10 x 3 cm

Cut, 2017
Chopped clay, 5,5 x 3,5 cm

Loose matter, 2017
Oil on elastane and acrylic on cotton fabric, 19 x 15 x 3 cm

Dilution II, 2020
Oil and paraffin on elastane, 12 x 9,5 cm

Falling, 2017
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 cm

Dirty purple, 2016
Oil on canvas, 18 x 15 cm

Dark hiss, 2017
Oil on linen, 15 x 15 cm

Dilution I, 2017
Oil on linen, 15 x 15 cm

Remains of the night, 2016
Oil on canvas, 22,5 x 16,5 cm

Southern white, 2017
Oil on linen, 12 x 9 cm

Gray and time, 2016
Oil on canvas, 15 x 10 cm

Ghost, 2017
Clay and acrylic on cotton fabric, varied dimensions

Shallow turquoise, 2017
Oil on linen, 15,5 x 10 x 3 cm

Hard black, 2017
Oil on linen, 14,5 cm x 11,7

Soft stalactites, 2017
Fabrics dipped in acrylic paint, 140 x 4 cm

Dirty violet, 2017
Oil on linen, 15 x 10 cm

Blue with a green line, 2016
Oil on canvas, 20 x 13 cm

View of ashes, 2016
Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm

Greyish purples, 2023
Wax and oil on canvas, 24 x 18 cm

Dim horizon, 2024
Wax and oil on elastane, 30 x 20 cm

Yellow breath, 2024
Wax and oil on elastane, 30 x 20 cm

Weak reflection, 2024
Wax and oil on elastane, 30 x 20 cm

Wine brown, 2024
Wax and oil on elastane, 30 x 20 cm

Green light, 2022
Wax and oil on dark green linen, 40 x 30 cm

Incandescent land, 2024
Wax and oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm

Deep yellow, 2024
Wax and oil on elastane, 30 x 20 cm

Earthy greens (old window series), 2024
Wax and oil on elastane, 30 x 20 cm

Silver soil (old window series), 2024
Wax and oil on elastane, 30 x 20 cm

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