Aug 20TH - Nov 30th, 2023
Curator: Rodrigo Franzão
The exhibition “Natural Impressions” aims to explore, in a philosophical manner, the mutual relationship between human nature and creativity. Each artwork exhibited in the show offers a unique opportunity for reflection on the aspirations and visions of the artists, reinforcing the importance of art as a living connection to the human essence, beyond being a mere reproduction of nature. Art becomes a bridge between subjectivity and reality, inviting the spectator to contemplate the complex interaction between the human being and the world, awakening in them the intimate, inventive, and cognitive potential, revealing the transformative power of art.
While navigating through the artworks created by talented and skillful artists, the audience engages in this interaction, reflecting on the importance of human expression in unraveling the complexity of the world. Each artist reveals their creative potential uniquely, inviting the observer to immerse themselves in an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Furthermore, the exhibition seeks to raise awareness among the audience about the significance of human creativity in contemporary times, in a context where artificial intelligence is gradually replacing human intellectual work. Thus, the artworks presented in the exhibition reclaim creative, aesthetic, and cultural perceptions and values that are an integral part of human existence.
Through the 136 artworks on display, the audience will have the opportunity to observe how these creative perceptions of the artist integrate naturally and evocatively into the world, resulting in significant transformations and expanding the perspective of our own being. The ability to create and appreciate art goes beyond superficial observations, enabling a deeper appreciation of essence and beauty. This aesthetic perception awakens emotional responses and stimulates the search for meaning, revealing the inherent existence of human beings.
Therefore, the “Natural Impressions” exhibition highlights the similarities between natural beauty and artistic beauty, promoting a critical and reflective discussion that allows the audience to explore the diverse facets of what is considered beautiful. This intimate investigation significantly contributes to the understanding of aesthetics and the human capacity to appreciate beauty in the multiple manifestations present in cultural perspectives that are part of the process of society’s evolution.
The 64 artists from 22 different nationalities selected for this exhibition not only enrich our consensus on artistic expression and cultural perspective but also expand our understanding of nature and its representation in the arts. This reflective approach challenges established conventions, allowing for diverse interpretations and representations of the world. It awakens human consciousness to the source of inspiration that the capacity to imagine represents, encouraging the audience to reflect on their relationship with the world and recognize the importance of art as a profound connection with the intrinsic essence of humanity.