The notation drawing, foundation of artistic process by Carlos Rezende, comes from the verb to note, which also means to notice, to distinguish, to contemplate, or even, to discover. After these notes were completed, the idea for the project had elements enough to be launched. The notation drawings were made from anatomy books and constitute graphic commentary about printed records and not about anatomic information. The idea to note the human body helps the process to unveil the behavior from each time period society, aside from clarifying how men see themselves and the world around them.
Since the beginning of times the body is an object of celebration. However the search for spirituality based on the divine soul balanced the form and essence. The Egyptian, Greek and Roman – that symbolize the classic man – searched for the self-representation nearly perfectly. During the Dark Ages – century V to XV – although the representation of the body through drawing and sculpture was vastly known, that was marked by schematic, abstract, uneven aspects, and that still did not express personality.
The understanding of the human body was only possible through practical studies, the dissection, and the noting of anatomy.
Like an object for scientific analysis until it becomes machine, the denying of the organism. Like a set of gears, the body can be analyzed mathematically and geometrically, it can be dissected and divided, weighted and measured.” On this matter, the body starts to assume the condition of artifact, something that not even the genius Leonardo da Vinci – inserted in the universe of knowledge and feelings from his time – could assume. When da Vinci notes the tear-duct, he concludes: “the tears come from the heart to the eyes.”
The idea to transform the body in machine, and the opportunity of its reproduction has been a running theme in society since the coming of robotics. The need to understand the human body through drawing, sculpture, and even through photograph are becoming rare. After over five hundred years, to dissect the brain, the most complex area in a human body, it is much simpler to be executed and it goes from cell genome to neuronal circuits – where the information is processed. The computers, though, are improving each day so they can imitate the brain’s functions. Since the Renaissance, records do not correspond to the human needs to register its composition or to obtain perfection through its auto representation. In the contemporary world it is possible to interfere on your own body through esthetic treatment, plastic surgery, approaching an ideal image and liable of reproduction.
Curator and Prof. Ana Luisa Howard de Castilho, Ph.D. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Carlos A. C. Rezende (Minas Gerais, 1964, Brazil): Multidisciplinary artist, works on projects where elements and practices of paiting, sculpture, engraving, drawing, photography and literature are mixed.
He organized and produced a series of autoral exhibitions, some of them aimed at the education of elementary students in Brazil.
Rezende studied Architecture at FAU-USP (São Paulo University) and Frescoes and History of Art in Rome.
One of his important works is having worked as draftsman in the execution of a Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing at Sao Paulo Brazil.
2010 - A Book About Death, Brazilian Sculpture Museum, Sao Paulo, February 4-28, 2010, Photo Exhibition, Collective Show, HYPERLINK http://umlivrosobreamorte.blogspot.com/2010/01/carlos-rezende-128.html
2010 - Cora Coralina, May 15 - August 31, 2010, Davis Museum, Barcelona, Solo Sculpture Show (http://www.davismuseum.com)
2010 - Belvedere Award for Contemporary Art, Paraty, May.
2011 - “Os Véus, A.", Edição Autoral, 125 pp. 10 illustrations, December.
“Iceland" (photographs), Teatro Municipal de Araraquara, April 11-28, 2012.
2012 - Sesc Consolação and Sesc Araraquara, artistic direction and production of Carlos Rezende "5playsplus", workshop, video-projection and performance.
Sesc Consolação, São Paulo, June 9 to July 7, 2012, workshop, video projection and performance. http://5playsplus.wordpress.com
2014 - "Blue Days", 248 works, drawings, prints and artist's books. February 29 to April 2, House of Culture of Ribeirão Preto / Marp. Solo Exhibition.
"Blue Days" (roaming), April 5 to 26, Teatro Municipal de Araraquara, solo exhibition, 2014.
2016 - "Sintagmas" - exhibition about the prize for Artist book - Biblioteca Mario De Andrade, Araraquara, Sao Paulo
2017 - “Patterns Project", Raumreolon, Seefeldstrasse, 81, Zurich. November 3 through November 28.(solo)
2018 - “Anatomy of Language", Casa da Cultura de Araraquara, November 23, 2017 to January 5.(solo)
2018 - “Patterns Project" Tavernart Gallery, Hong Kong (solo) - May 2018
2018 - “Patterns Project" - Tavernart Gallery, London(solo) - October 2018
2018 - “Sculptures" Território da Arte. Biblioteca Mário de Andrade, Araraquara, São Paulo May 30 to June 7 2018.
2019 - São Paulo - Portfolio - Artlab Gallery - December 19, 2018 to March 9 (group show).
FENA - New Art Fair of Araraquara, (7-15 November 2015).
AAF Singapore (17-19 May, 2016), AAF Hong Kong, (17-20 May 2016).
AAF Hong Kong - (17-19 May 2018)
AAF London - (18-21 October 2018)
AAF Hong Kong (May 17-20, 2019)
ExpoArt SP 3rd Edition (24-24 February 2019)
ExpoArt SP 5..a Edition (18-19 May 2019)
AAF Melbourbe (5-8 September 2019)
Prize and Hommage:
2015 - Proac Secretaria da Cultura de São Paulo, Prize for Artist Book Portfolio - https://www.carlosrezende.com/sintagmas-main-book
2019 - Territorio da Arte, hommage and documentary, 2018 - https://www.carlosrezende.com/sculptures