post-title Jesuis Crystiano | Delmes + Zander | 28.04.–10.06.2017

Jesuis Crystiano | Delmes + Zander | 28.04.–10.06.2017

Jesuis Crystiano | Delmes + Zander | 28.04.–10.06.2017

Jesuis Crystiano | Delmes + Zander | 28.04.–10.06.2017

until 10.06. | #1212ARTatBerlin | Delmes & Zander shows from 28th April 2017 in the framework of Gallery Weekend Berlin an exhibition by the artist Jesuis Crystiano.

On the occasion of this year’s Gallery Weekend Berlin, Delmes & Zander presents works by Brasilian artists Jesuis Crystiano. The entire Crystiano-estate has been with the gallery since 2016 and will be shown in Berlin for the first time.

There is much uncertainty surrounding the biography of the artist Jesuis Crystiano. Even the year of his birth was arbitrarily established by the court as 1950. It is likely that Crystiano grew up in Buerarema in the state of Bahia / Brazil and that he went to school there. He probably spent his youth in Rio de Janeiro.

His life and work are only documented after 2010, at which time he was living on the streets of Ilheus (Bahia) and taken care of by neighbors. How Crystiano ended up here till remains unclear. It was then that a German hotel owner who lived in the area first caught sight of his monumental wall drawings in abandoned buildings. From then on he continuously supported and documented Crystiano’s artistic output and took him in until Crystiano’s death in 2015.

Hundreds of coals and pencil drawings, some of them in large format, collages, objects and notebooks were produced during this period. In his drawings he invents surreal worlds which he puts on paper with an secure and dynamic trace. Airplanes, crowned vultures, fish, umbrellas, upside-down chairs and tables, as well as uprooted tree trunks are the recurring subjects of his drawings.

Exhibition period: Friday, 28th April to Saturday, 10th Juny 2017

Zu Delmes + Zander

 

Image caption: Jesuis Crystiano, ohne Titel, März 2012, Bleistift auf Papier, 59 x 42 cm

Exhibitions Berlin Galleries: Jesuis Crystiano – Delmes + Zander | ART at Berlin

 

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