Luiz Zerbini: Intuitive Ratio
8 Jun – 19 Aug 2018

Luiz Zerbini, Erosão, 2014. Photo: Jaime Acioli

Luiz Zerbini is one of Brazil’s most established contemporary artists, known for his vivid works on canvas which draw on a range of themes from the abstract to landscapes, cityscapes, and domestic scenes using a range of techniques and styles. For his first solo show in a UK public institution, Zerbini will show a series of large-scale paintings referencing modernist architecture, contemporary culture and elements from the natural environment. These will be presented with a series of abstract works on canvas positioned around a sculptural centre-piece. The exhibition will also present Zerbini’s 35mm film and slide works.


Luiz Zerbini has exhibited his work in galleries and museums worldwide. In 2017 Stephen Friedman Gallery showed his work in London, in 2016 Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris) is scheduled for the summer of 2018. Zerbini has had a series of retrospective exhibitions at Galpão Fortes Vilaca, São Paulo, Brazil (2015); Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro (2014); Instituto Inhotim, Minas Gerais (2013) and the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro (2012). He took part in the Biennials of São Paulo (2010, 1987), Mercosul (2001), Havana (2000) and Cuenca (1996). He is also a member of the Chelpa Ferro collective, participants in the 25th and 26th Biennials of São Paulo.