Bruno 9li @ The Rag Factory
The forthcoming LAVA Collective group exhibition will showcase the work of Brazilian artist Bruno 9li. After successful exhibitions in Denmark, Italy and Spain, 9li (pronounced ‘Noveli’) will bring his “entities”, as he defines the characters in his compositions, to the UK. “[They] are the gap between man and nature, warriors from civilizations that can see what is invisible to our eyes and indecipherable for our minds”, explains 9li.
Sharing the show with 9li and two others, Ashes57 and Vitriol, the artist Talita Hoffmann, from Porto Alegre, will be presenting her paintings for the first time in the UK: “I want to get to know the audience in London and see how they react to my work”.
Although their pieces somehow represent the chaos of the contemporary, both 9li and Talita dedicate rather a lot of time to planning. “People say my work is chaotic so they maybe think it’s been done in a chaotic way, but it’s the opposite”, explains 9li. As for Talita, she usually begins with small illustrations that get added together in an initial draft, “it’s only after this stage that I start to pass it to paper or canvas”.
By Zaira Brilhante
Check out an interview with Bruno 9li on the LAVA Collective website here.