Brazil - 1966
Gilvan Nunes began painting in the 1980’s, at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which, at the time, became the epicenter of the return of painting in Brazil. This strategic comeback came at a time where the conventional art market seemed to be upon an imminent death, caused by the previous decade’s conceptual trends and its results, which gained a prominent following.
Like almost all painters of that time, Nunes experimented with the possibilities within painting. These possibilities are what enabled the artist to flourish, by keeping his technique distant from its historic context.