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Oil Room :: Per Barclay


Extension of the exhibition of the Norwegian artist:
01 - 30 August

Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday, from 12pm to 6pm.

The "Oil room" series has begun in the 1980s and it remains, to this day, a central part of the renowned Norwegian artist's work: these large format photographs depict spaces whose floors have been covered with dark oil and which reflect the surrounding space.

This format, central to his body of work, inspired Per Barclay to propose a large-format installation, with a dark oil surface that covers Carpintarias de São Lázaro's floor, creating a large mirror which reflects the iconic checkered windows of the façade into the space.

Brief artist bio:

Per Barclay (NO, 1955) lives and works between Oslo and Turin. He moved to Italy at an early age, where he studied Visual Arts. Since then, he has exhibited regularly on an international level. He was a guest artist at the Bergen International Festival in 2009, and participated in the Venice Biennale, 1990 and Manifesta 12, 2018.

In collaboration with the Giorgio Persano Gallery.
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