Henrique Oliveira uses recycled “Tapumes” (sidings made of plywood in english) to create his sculpture and installations. Full of texture, color and movement, these pieces reflect a work path he chose while in school.
A breakthrough occurred while he was a student at the University of São Paulo, where for two years the view from his studio window was a wooden construction fence. Over time Oliveira began to see the deterioration of the wood and its separation into multiple layers and colors as similar to the process of painting. One week before the final student show opened, the construction was finished and the worn out plywood fence was discarded. Oliveira collected the wood and used it in his first installation. — Rice Gallery
Oliveira has many more installations on his site as well as paintings which I did not include here. See Henrique Oliveira’s website for more.