GONÇALO IVO: New Monograph

Gonçalo Ivo: Oratório
Essays in English, French & Portuguese by
Steven Alexander, Edgar Lyra, Luiz Eduardo Meira de Vasconcellos, Marcelin Pleynet
Published by
Contra Cappa Livraria LTDA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
February 2012
260 pages, hard cover, profusely illustrated
ISBN: 978-85-7740-099-7

I am extremely pleased and honored to be a contributor to this magnificent new book on the work of Brazilian painter Gonçalo Ivo. It focuses primarily on work from the past three years, an incredibly prolific and important period in the development of this artist's deep body of work. The book itself is exquisite -- gorgeous reproductions, beautiful paper -- and features many new paintings that have never been shown, along with monumental scale paintings from his 2010 exhibition at Galeria Anita Schwartz in Rio. You can read my essay HERE.

Gonçalo Ivo, Oratorio da Noite, 2010, 260 x 660 cm, oil on linen

Gonçalo Ivo, Santa Maria de Taull, 2009, 260 x 650 cm, oil on linen

Gonçalo Ivo in his studio, Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro, 2010