Gabriel Lima

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

  • World Interior
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2014

The Great Indoors

The role of difference in the constitution of the self – something that plagues the great narcissistic elation of universalism, like an ontological itch that no scratch can reach – also has a necessarily spatial dimension; the great micro-cleavage between Us and Them forever bound up with the various species of Here and There.

Needless to say, this borderwork is not confined to the fortified osmosis between bodies politic, but runs through each like the silvery veins of fat in prize beef. Indeed, any individualʼs edges can be found tucked into the abyssal intimacies that cluster us together; the abrasive gaps of subjective distinction cutting through the collective sphere like fine, yet vertiginous, fissures – almost imperceptibly wide but cavernous in depth.

This fractured panorama might appear whole to the flaneuring tourist or ham-fisted humanitarian, but itʼs a minefield sewn with small differences – safe navigation plotted only in the inscrutable cartography of red flags by which the group knows itseltf.

Hence, many feel most secure when peering out over the garden fence of their own self-image, imagining themselves seen from the opposite corner – drawn in thick lines and colour-blocked in two or three primaries; keeping pastels for the washy interior worlds of kitchens and bathrooms.

Yet, every landscape is an oblique portrait, projecting a domestic scene, and the decorative props that support the subjectʼs Great Indoors.

Rory Rowan

Gabriel Lima (b.1984) lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union, New York, USA and MA in Painting from The Royal College of Art, London, UK. His work has been included in the following group exhibitions: “Planos de Expansão”, Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil; “Painting Show” curated by Mathis Gasser, Winter Projects, London, UK; “Wet on Wet”, curated by Pedro Wirz, Weingruell, Karlsruhe, Germany; “21st Century Art and Design – Selected Works from the RCA Show 2013”, curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Phillipe Garner, Jeremy Morrison, Christieʼs, London, UK. He has an upcoming solo show at Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil in September 2014.