Eucalipto - corpo electrico

Antonio Oba
€805.69
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2021
Digital print with ultraChrome pigment inks on Hahnemühle Museum Etching 350 g
48 x 60 cm
55 copies, digital print with ultraChrome pigment inks on Hahnemühle Museum Etching 350 g. 55 copies+ 3 A.P. + 2 N.C.
Crédit photo de Mark Woods

2021
Digital print with ultraChrome pigment inks on Hahnemühle Museum Etching 350 g
48 x 60 cm
55 copies, digital print with ultraChrome pigment inks on Hahnemühle Museum Etching 350 g. 55 copies+ 3 A.P. + 2 N.C.
Crédit photo de Mark Woods

Unframed artwork.
If you wish to have it framed, please contact chrismarie@editions-dilecta.com 

Antonio Oba was born in 1983 in Brasilia (Brazil) where he still lives and works. Since his winning of the Brazilian PIPA price in 2017, he has been enjoying international recognition which his integration into the Pinault Collection has only been heightening. 

Antonio Oba’s polymorphic and syncretic practice —between painting, drawing, sculpture, performance and installation work— is imbued with the Brazilian mystic universe in which he was raised. Combining types of ex-votos with organic elements with strong symbolic meanings, such as horse teethes, horseshoes, nails, the artist adds to the images an intimate reflection on the place of the body in rites and social space but also on his own mixed, black, sometimes eroticized, body. Thus, Antonio Oba mixes various artistic vocabularies which he inserts into ambitious painted compositions in order to ward off any possible ethnic prejudices. Those composite pictures, similar to magically reinvested religious icons, seem to bear witness to painful stories and broken bodies, to both a collective and emotional memory, to personal narratives as well as a universal past. 

Eucalipto-corpo electrico, literally translated as “Eucalyptus-electrical body”, depicts a Black man lying in a field of some sort, cladded in a green perizonium (the cloth worn by Christ during his Passion) with a halo and a chalice in his hand, in front of a Eucalyptus, a tree widely planted in Brazil for its profitability. 

Characterized by its yellow, green and blue, most of all faded, shades inspired by the fronts of Brazilian rural houses, this oil on canvas attests to the artist’s own personal approach: in order to highlight the absence of the Black body in most of all the historically dominant cultures, Antonio Oba inserts the blurred bodies of Black figures into existing cultural narratives, in this particular case elements alluding to Judeo-Christian tradition, thus generating new associations. 

The same-named limited edition is an Inkjet print based on the original work as part of a collaboration between Éditions Dilecta and the Pinault Collection.

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work on paper
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Année
2021
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