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Beatriz Milhazes

Batucada, 2009

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18-color silkscreen print with foil
stamping, on Arches 88 paper,
300 g/m2, rein Hadern, 13 3/8 x 11 ¾” (35 x 30 cm),
printed by Atelier für Siebdruck
Lorenz Boegli, Zurich,
Edition of 45/XX, signed and numbered

The heart of the matter in the limelight, throbbing against a background of ornament.


“‘Time’ and ‘transformation’ are explored repeatedly in Beatriz Milhazes’ work in ways that confront and contradict the idea of painting as a static art form. One key to this lies in the surfaces of her works. Frequently her pictorial field is interrupted by various kinds of disturbances or aberrations. Erosions, apparent abrasions, paint losses …, revisions, reworkings … complicate and destabilize the integrity of the work’s surface.” Tanya Barson Parkett No. 85, 2009