Following the resounding success of Repentista #1 earlier this year, we are pleased to present part 2 following the same principles. The artists – just like the Repentista – incorporate tensions and possibilities of the environment where they are, to propose conceptual, poetic or even formal exchanges in a way that appears to be simple, despite the complexity of the works presented. The exhibition is a collaborative effort that aims to develop a platform for showcasing and championing Brazilian contemporary art in the UK.
A known figure in Brazilian popular culture, Repentista is a poet, an artist of words and improvisation. Using the challenge to the other as the starting point of his creations, he appropriates situations, words, gestures of people standing around to engage audience and stand out from the others. In this show, Repentista represents the mastery and technique necessary to perform any activity in order to seem sudden, when in fact there is a very elaborate work behind it.