Beatriz Milhazes' exhibition Four seasons is the result of a partnership with the Swiss Beyeler Foundation. Together with Rosangela Rennó's exhibition it aims to highlight contemporary Brazilian art in 2012 - the year designated by both countries as Portugal-Brazil year.
Beatriz Milhazes (Rio de Janeiro, 1960) is an artist who loves nature which does not imply that Milhazes creates true-to-life representations of flowers and plants in her paintings. She originally found her way to floral motifs through decorative art and through Pop Art.
The exhibition presents four monumental paintings that thematically explore the seasons. The height of the painting is identical for all four works; they only differ in terms of width, which is proportionally aligned to the length of each respective season in Rio de Janeiro: Summer Love and Spring Love dominate, representing summer and spring respectively, while winter is the shorter season and then the smaller canvas.
Apart from this series we exhibit also seven collages, a mobile, and a piece in vinyl, Jardim verde created especially for the level 0 of CAM that gives yet another facet to the exuberant and colourful vocabulary by Beatriz Milhazes.
In the words of the artist: "I recently found that 'freedom' is a word that describes my work well. I think what characterizes my work is the freedom with which it combines different concepts, images, colors, abstraction and figuration, all within a very rational and geometric painting. My way of working uses freedom with order." This freedom runs through the multiple materials and techniques in this exhibition.