Caetano de Almeida | New Monotypes | Fall, 2013

Donald Taglialatella is pleased to announce the first collaboration between World House Editions and São Paulo-based Brazilian painter Caetano de Almeida (b.1964).
 
For this, his first significant print project, the artist created a series of 52 monotypes at Derriere L'Etoile Studios in New York, during his stay in September, 2013.   Created with lithographic inks and printed from a Plexiglas plate, these works are very typical of the artist’s optically charged and chromatic style of abstraction.
 
While Brazil is ever-present in the paintings, drawings, and now monotypes of Caetano de Almeida, whose work is shown in many top Latin American museums and in galleries in New York and São Paulo, the artist cites a wide range of artistic influences. These include geometric abstraction as rendered by aesthetic descendants of Mondrian such as Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark, as well as Paul Klee, Gerhard Richter, and “cheap prints, book illustrations, and the millions of images that populate the contemporary repertoire,” he has said.
 
A selection of the monotypes will be featured at the World House Editions stand at the 2013 IFPDA Print Fair in New York from 06 - 10 November.  It will be Caetano de Almeida's first time showing at this, the most important and prestigous print and editions fair in the world.  The artist recently completed a highly successful and critically acclaimed exhibition, his third, at Eleven Rivington gallery in New York.  He will also be included in 0-60: The Experience of Time in Contemporary Art, opening on 22 November at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Pratt Institute, in New York.