Meet Henrique Oliveira A Brazilian artist. In 1997 he decided to dedicate himself to painting and opened a studio next to his fathers wood working shop.
Henrique Oliveira has a very peculiar way of painting, one that makes him a painter. The decision as to whether what he does is painting is not up to him, in this case. And it is this peculiar way of working or his artistic process that turns what he does into a very special painting. Far from conventional.
That would justify the development of his plastic research that has wood as the material of his installations and that the end result is far from a traditional painting. It is not paint, but the scraps of wood that lend color to his “paintings.” Wood scraps that carry the discoloration of time. They become paintings that do not remain on the flatness of a canvas. They are engineering works of complex pictorialness and subsequent visual precariousness.