Túlio Pinto

Túlio Pinto (b. 1974) is a Brazilian artist based in Porto Alegre, Brasil. In his sculptures and installations, the balance of the parts is achieved by the the match between materials weights, sizes and densities such as concrete, iron plates and glass. The production revolves around the concept of ephemerality and transformation explored from the materials characteristics.

Cumplicidade #19, 2018
Beam and glass
226 x 132 x 58 cm

“Over the last nine years I have developed research on sculpture and installation with industrial materials, which denote in the constitution and in the way they are presented, my intention to promote encounters of different potentials and temperaments; of oppositions that are based on the limits of their possibilities. The dialogues promoted through the encounter of different materials are metaphors for the existence conditions of the being, where transformation and impermanence from the subtlety of possible balances translate into aspects that interest me and move my production. I try to create, through my propositions, in the dialogues that I establish through the laws of the world, a place of experience and reflection.”

Túlio Pinto holds a degree in visual arts with an emphasis in sculpture from the University Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2009). Lives and works in Porto Alegre. Among his exhibitions are Athar (Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Garzon, Uruguay, 2018); Ground Control (Humo Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2017); Blue and Unicorn (Baro Gallery, São Paulo, 2016); Onloaded: Túlio Pinto (Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art – PHICA, Phoenix, Arizona-USA, 2015); Vancouver Biennial (Vancouver, Canada, 2014); From Territories, Abysses and Intentions (Contemporary RS Project – Santander Cultural Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, 2013); CEP: Body, Space and Route (IFRN Gallery, Natal, 2013); Ground (Baró Gallery, São Paulo, 2013); Digesting Europe Piece by Piece (Traneudstillingen Exhibition Space, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012); Transposition (Galeria Augusto Meyer – Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana, Porto Alegre, 2012); New Brazilian Sculpture (Caixa Cultural – Rio de Janeiro, 2011), among others.

His works are part of the following collections: Collection Ca.Sa (Santiago – Chile); Iguatemi Group; Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, UFCSPA (Porto Alegre, Brasil); Phoenix College Art Collection (Phoenix, Arizona-USA); Community College Gallery (Mesa, Arizona-USA); Senac-SP (São Bernardo do Campo, Brasil); Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná (Curitiba, Brasil); Itajaí Cultural Foundation (Itajaí, Brasil); Figueiredo Ferraz Institute (Ribeirão Preto, Brasil); Cultural Plant Energisa (João Pessoa, Brasil); Museum of Contemporary Art of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brasil); Marco – Museum of Contemporary Art of Campo Grande (Campo Grande, Brasil); National Museum of Brasilia (Brasilia, Brasil); Art Museum of Ribeirão Preto (Ribeirão Preto, Brasil); Pinacoteca Municipal Aldo Locatelli (Porto Alegre, Brasil). Túlio also has works in several private collections in Brasil, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, USA, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and Belgium.

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