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    Various Nautilus (1), 2021

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    Various Nautilus (2), 2021

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    Various Nautilus (3), 2021

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    Various Nautilus (4), 2021

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    Various Nautilus (5), 2021

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    Various Nautilus (6), 2021

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    Various Nautilus (7), 2021

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Hugo Canoilas

Various Nautilus, 2021

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Hugo Canoilas (*1977 in Lisbon, Portugal, lives and works in Vienna) pushes an expanded conception of painting in his work, investigating the relationship between the human and natural world through the construction of immersive installations, paintings, performances and objects. Particularly inspired by the expanded conceptions of painting put forward in the 1960s by artists such as Hélio Oiticica and Blinky Palermo, Canoilas moves beyond the strictures of the canvas to open the audience up to a spatial and experiential engagement with the work.

With his Various Nautilus, Canoilas pictures a nautilus shell within a swirling abstract painted field, where the form appears to be emerging from a gesturally painted fluid background. This continues Canoilas’ interest in the shifting space between human and animal, shape and formlessness, that characterizes his work. As a variation on this theme, Canoilas’ repetition of the image of the nautilus plays with the recurring patterns of the shells themselves, which appear to be uniform but are in fact imbued with variations of their swirling ornaments. Like with much of his work, Canoilas references deep sea life, connecting amorphous and abstracted forms with natural phenomena that are strikingly uncanny to human understanding. Canoilas proposes an immersive biosphere, where the audience is met with a metaphorical departure point for considering the ecological enticement between human and natural worlds.

  • Exhibitions (Selection)
  • 2021

    Carnivalesca, Kunstverein in Hamburg (G)
    Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lissabon (S)

  • 2020

    On the extremes of good and evil, mumok, Wien (S)
    Cnidarian Polyps Repaired by the Eye of the Observer, Museu Serralves, Porto (S)

  • 2017

    Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017, Kunsthalle Wien (G)

  • 2016

    Under the Volcano, Museu do Chiado, Lissabon (S)

  • 2014

    When Elephants Come Marching In, de Appel, Amsterdam (G)

  • 2012

    30th São Paulo Biennial (G)

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