Art Metaforamorfoses, Rafael Silveira on show at Dorothy Circus Gallery
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Metaforamorfoses, Rafael Silveira on show at Dorothy Circus Gallery

Giulia Guido

After the forced closures imposed by the lockdown, this month also museums, exhibitions and galleries have reopened their doors and we are here to recommend you one not to be missed. In fact, on June 25th at the Dorothy Circus Gallery in Via dei Pettinari 76, Rome, will inaugurate the solo show of the Brazilian artist, Rafael Silveira

Entitled Metaforamorfoses, the exhibition will present 12 unpublished works by Rafael Silveira, through which the theme of metamorphosis is addressed from different points of view. If on the one hand, the artist has decided to analyze this theme following the birth of his first daughter, understanding metamorphosis as a change resulting from personal events, on the other hand, the subject is treated in a broader way, linking to climate change and global emergency. 

So, as we are called to change, the characters in his paintings are also facing a transformation that is represented as a real mutation of appearance and that makes the final result surreal and dreamlike.  

The surreal aspect is a constant in Rafael Silveira’s work, it is no coincidence that his landmarks include artists such as Magritte and Arcimboldo, but also directors Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, Wes Anderson and Charlie Kaufman and literary works such as Kafka’s Metamorphosis and Augusto Dos Anios’ Eu.

Rafael Silveira’s works are characterized by a realistic and hyper-detailed technique that creates a strong contrast both with surreal subjects and different spiritual and cultural references and with the vivid and joyful colors typical of South American art. 

Metaforamorfoses will open to the public from 25 June to 25 July, for more information visit the Dorothy Circus Gallery website. 

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Written by Giulia Guido
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