Cildo Meireles, Untitled (from The Brasilia Series)
Untitled (from the Brasilia series), 1977. oil pastel and acrylic on paper 27 1/2 x 19 5/8 in. (70 x 50 cm) Signed and dated "Cildo Meireles 1977" lower left. Also signed and dated "Cildo Meireles 77" on the reverse.
PROVENANCE Private Collection
“Drawing was never a conflict for me. It can be a scribbled reminder of something to be worked on later or an actual drawing, in the making of which the mind follows the will of the hand. Some drawings are related to planning— those are the architectural or technical drawings— as part of the process of formalizing an idea in a specific material or scale. But there are also drawings in which one marks or alters a surface, establishing a physical, corporal link with it. The gesture, the arch of the hand, the finger, the bone. Many of my drawings have that sense. The drawing also changes according to the way we attack it-- which can be through color rather than line.”(Cildo Meireles quoted in: F. Morais, Cildo Meireles: Algum Desenho [1963-2005], Rio de Janeiro, 2005, p. 59)