Luiz Zerbini

Luiz Zerbini

Brazilian
b. 1959
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Overview

Juxtaposing organic and geometric forms, Luiz Zerbini’s paintings explore the relationship between colour, light and movement.

Juxtaposing organic and geometric forms, Luiz Zerbini’s paintings explore the relationship between colour, light and movement.

Luiz Zerbini was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1959. He lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Across his career, which spans over three decades, Luiz Zerbini has developed a complex visual vocabulary at the intersection of figuration and abstraction. He first emerged within the generational (and global) ‘return to painting’ of the 1980s, centred in Rio de Janeiro around the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts and subsequently defined by the landmark exhibition ‘Como vai você Geração 80?’ (How Are You Doing, 80s Generation?, 1984).

The grid — a formal leitmotif closely associated with modernism — heavily features in the artist’s recent paintings, a subtle nod to the mosaic pavements and façades of Brazilian tower blocks. Using it as a compositional structuring device, numerous works show geometric forms juxtaposed with lush, tropical flora.

Selected Artworks

Luiz Zerbini

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Art Basel Hong Kong Online Viewing Room
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18–25 March 2020

Art Basel Hong Kong

Online Viewing Room
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce its participation in Art Basel’s first edition of Online Viewing Rooms, a new digital platform designed to connect galleries and collectors from around the world....
The Armory Show
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5–8 March 2020

The Armory Show

Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to return to The Armory Show at Booth 901 on Pier 94. The gallery presents a selection of work by Mamma AnderssonJuan AraujoTonico Lemos AuadJonathan BaldockEd BaynardMelvin EdwardsAndreas ErikssonDenzil ForresterKendell GeersChanning HansenJim HodgesGed QuinnYinka Shonibare CBE and Luiz Zerbini. A section of the booth is dedicated to David Shrigley.

New York, Pier 94, Booth 901
Art Basel Miami Beach
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5–8 December 2019

Art Basel

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Galleries, Booth F25 Kabinett Denzil Forrester, Booth F25 Meridians Tom Friedman, M16 For Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, Stephen Friedman Gallery (Booth F25) presents a selection of artists including Juan Araujo, Tonico...
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Frieze New York
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2–5 May 2019

Frieze

New York
At Frieze New York 2019, Stephen Friedman Gallery exhibits a two-person presentation of new works by Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson and Brazilian artist Luiz Zerbini, both united in their profound engagement with...
New York, C30
Art Basel Miami Beach
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6–9 December 2018

Art Basel Miami Beach

For Art Basel Miami Beach 2018, Stephen Friedman Gallery (Booth F23) will present a selection of artists including Tonico Lemos Auad, Andreas Eriksson, Manuel Espinosa, Tom Friedman, Wayne Gonzales, Ilona Keserü, Yinka...
Florida, F23
Frieze New York
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3–6 May 2018

Frieze New York

For Frieze New York 2018 Stephen Friedman Gallery presents a selection of works by Tonico Lemos Auad, Andreas Eriksson, Manuel Espinosa, Wayne Gonzales, Yinka Shonibare MBE, David Shrigley, Kehinde Wiley and Luiz...
New York, A25
Art Basel Miami Beach
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7–10 December 2017

Art Basel Miami Beach

For Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 Stephen Friedman Gallery will present new work by Tonico Lemos Auad, Andreas Eriksson, Tom Friedman, Channing Hansen, Jim Hodges, Rivane Neuenschwander, Ged Quinn, Yinka Shonibare MBE,...
Florida, A15, Hall D
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For Art Basel 2017 Stephen Friedman Gallery will present a specially curated stand that explores different perspectives of nature and domestic environments in landscape. This will include new work by Mamma Andersson,...
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1–4 December 2016

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Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to participate in Art Basel Miami Beach 2016. We will be showing works by the artists below, alongside a spotlight presentation of Manuel Espinosa as part of...
Florida, E4, Hall C
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16–19 June 2016

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Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to announce its participation in Art Basel 2016, stand L11. Figuration is the focus of one part of the stand featuring all new works including; an animation...
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Stephen Friedman Gallery is participating in Art Basel Miami Beach. Preview Wednesday 2 December. Exhibiting artists include: Mamma Andersson Juan Araujo Tonico Lemos Auad Stephan Balkenhol Huma Bhabha Melvin Edwards Andreas Eriksson...
Florida, E4, Hall C

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