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José Bechara works on a wide field of research such as space, volumetry, surface, composition showing the result of his investigation through a series of work using painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and installation. The artist often reuses truck canvas tarps, manipulates oxides of carbon, copper and steel to produce diptychs, triptychs or polyptics with different intensities exploring cores, lines and patterns.

The artist had shown his work in various institutions such as: Eva Klabin Foundation, Brazil; Culturgest, Portugal, MEIAC, Spain; Valencian Institute of Modern Art, Spain; MAM Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Tomie Ohtake Institute, Brazil; Ludwig Museum, Germany, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Germany; Ludwig Forum Fur Intl Kunst, Germany, and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal, among others. He is represented in several collections such as MAM RJ, Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection, Brazil, Center Pompidou, France, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Museu Brasil or Ludwig (Koblenz), Germany.

Banco para janela, 2002
Lightjet print, 120 x 80 cm
Perna Frontal, 2004
Lightjet print, 190 x 127 cm
Untitled, 2023
Acrylic and oxidation of steel on canvas tarp
35 x 60 x 6 cm
Fluxo 2022
Acrylic and oxidation of steel and copper on canvas tarp
135 x 270 cm
Fluxo 2022
Acrylic and oxidation of steel and copper on canvas tarp
135 x 270 cm (detail)
Cobre com pequena geometria laranja, 2017
Acrylic, carbon and steel oxidation on tarp, 144 x 244 cm
Untitled, 2023
Acrylic and oxidation of steel on canvas tarp
50 x 30 x 6 cm
Untitled, 2023
Acrylic and oxidation of steel on canvas tarp
35 x 30 x 6 cm
Grid, grid com amarelo solto, 2018
Acrylic, carbon and steel oxidation on old tarp, 125 x 108 cm
Untitled, 2018
Acrylic, carbon and steel oxidation on old tarp, 125 x 108 cm
Untitled, 2018
Acrylic, carbon and steel oxidation on old tarp, 100 x 100 cm

José Bechara cultivates intense, striking, gestures, materials and processes. To enter into contact with his work suggests conflict, tension, and when there is an equilibrium it is always precarious, balanced on the edge of crisis and destruction. Even his smaller drawings and sculptures are energetic in their making, an accumulation of rapid and expressive graphic elements, surfaces marked by oxidations and other signs that translate power and the bold development of a process beyond what can be seen. Agnaldo Farias

Untitled from the series Operações Mínimas, 2018
Acrylic, carbon and steel oxidation on old tarp, 50 x 35 cm
Untitled from the series Operações Mínimas, 2018
Acrylic, carbon and steel oxidation on old tarp, 50 x 35 cm
Untitled from the series Operações Mínimas, 2018
Acrylic, carbon and steel oxidation on old tarp, 50 x 35 cm

Vista Lateral, 2002
Lightjet print, 80 x 120 cm
Untitled (Cofre em caixas profundas), 2018
Acrylic, carbon and steel oxidation on tarp, 25 x 20 cm
Untitled (Cofre em caixas profundas), 2018
Acrylic, carbon and steel oxidation on tarp, 25 x 20 cm
Untitled (Cofre em caixas profundas), 2018
Acrylic, carbon and steel oxidation on tarp, 25 x 20 cm
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