THE BEAUTIFUL ITSELF
The artist of Maceió (AL), which he exhibited at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, is recognized for his paintings that exalt the color and light in the atmosphere of his homeland, built in layers that form a contemporary surface from signs popular northeastern root, such as embroidery, basketry and pottery marajoara.
According to Paula Braga, author of the book that bears the name of the exhibition, the works of Uchôa discuss the idea of culture in times of globalization.
One of the artist's procedures consists of pouring transparent resin on the ground, on the clay tiles. After drying, he paints on the floor above the dry resin, step on the unusual carpet, dragging the furniture, sweeping passes household cleaning products. On this basis, he adds elements, lines, colors.