3+1 Arte Contemporânea is pleased to present ABASEDOTETODESABA (THEBASEOFTHECEILINGFALLS), a solo exhibition by Carlos Nunes (São Paulo, 1969).
Carlos Nunes’ work results from a reflection in which everyday objects, traces or marks, dialogue with a critical and poetic dimension, either through word, or through the technical processes used in the production of his works. A work sensitive to time, but also to materials, bringing together the weaknesses and contradictions of the time we are going through.
In ABASEDOTETODESABA (THEBASEOFTHECEILINGFALLS), a falling world, Carlos Nunes continues his most recent work. At 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, the artist shows work that start from the feeling of emptiness that has spread throughout the world in the last two years: on the one hand, the hollow, or the infinite hole, on the other, the attempt to find a relation with these contingencies in order to still, reach a balance. As words that can be read in both directions while maintaining their meaning, the palindromes highlighted in the exhibition evoke both the idea of imprisonment – the confrontation with a word that does not interrupt the circuit of itself, and the uninterrupted opportunity for a new start.
Carlos Nunes (São Paulo, 1969). Graduated in Visual Communication from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado – FAAP, São Paulo. In 2005, Carlos Nunes moved to Buenos Aires, where he worked until 2007. In 2008, he returned to live in São Paulo, where he still lives and works. He has participated in artistic residencies at Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan (2019); Matadero, Madrid (2014) and Espaço T, Portugal (2016). Among his most representative exhibitions are: “a ira ria” Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo (2022); “oncotô, quencosó, proncovô”, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan (2019); “Ação e Reação”, Casa do Brasil, Madrid (2018); “Fototaxia”, Raquel Arnaud Gallery, São Paulo (2017); “code”, Osnova Gallery, Moscow (2017); “dias de objetos em luz nublada”, Soares dos Reis Museum, Porto, Portugal, (2016); “y si las cosas nos mienten?”, Galeria Ponce+Robles, Madrid (2016); “Si no todas as armas, por lo menos los cañones”, Matadero, Madrid (2014); “Afinidades. Raquel Arnaud 40 anos”, Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo (2014); “Imagine Brazil. Artist’s Books”, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France (2014); “Modus operandi”, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo (2013) “A revolução tem que ser feita pouco a pouco”, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo (2012); “Boîte Invaliden”, Galeria Invaliden, Berlin, Germany (2011) and “Triunfo das cores, amor e música sobre os maldosos azuis”, Center for British Culture, São Paulo (2010). His works are part of collections such as the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil; MAC USP, Brazil; Rio Art Museum – MAR, Brazil; and from the Helga de Alvear collection, Madrid, Spain.