Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira (previously) recently completed work on his largest installation to date titledTransarquitetônica at Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade in São Paulo. As with much of his earlier sculptural and installation work the enormous piece is built from tapumes, a kind of temporary siding made from inexpensive wood that is commonly used to obscure construction sites. Oliveira uses the repurposed wood pieces as a skin nailed to an organic framework that looks intentionally like a large root system. Because the space provided by the museum was so immense, the artist expanded the installation into a fully immersive environment where viewers are welcome to enter the artwork and explore the cavernous interior.Transarquitetônica will be on view through the end of November this year, and you can watch the video above byCrane TV to hear Oliveira discuss its creation.