11 January 2023–20 February 2023
by Gil Heitor Cortesão
Starts 11 January 2023
Ends 20 February 2023
Venue Carbon 12
For Gil Heitor Cortesão’s 5th solo exhibition with CARBON 12, À Rebours, the artist brings to life new works using his inherent technique – reverse painting on plexiglass. Translating to “backwards” in French, the title lends itself to this process as well as alludes to the eponymous book from 19th century author, Joris-Karl Huysmans. Building layer upon layer of painterly tension and reaction, there is a sense of illusion and a duality between what the viewer can see and what they can imagine might exist within these layers.