Opera Gallery is delighted to present renowned Uruguayan sculptor Pablo Atchugarry, one of the most important living South American artists, for the first time in Singapore. In conjunction with the 2018 Formula One Grand Prix Season, five monumental sculptures by the artist will line the boardwalk of Orchard Road, together with an extensive exhibition of his sculptures within the Gallery.
Making his mark as his country’s representative in the 50th Venice Biennale, Atchugarry’s abstract sculptures gained recognition for their reworking of classical techniques and materials into a new visual language. Drawing directly on stone, like sculptors of the Renaissance, Atchugarry’s mastery of material calls to mind the works of Bernini, Michelangelo and Donatello. However, what makes his sculptures indisputably contemporary are their exquisite minimalism, with distinct ovoid apertures, undulating folds and pleated forms.