Waltercio Caldas (1946 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
In 1960 Caldas had his first exhibition with objects at The Philosophy Department of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. The first works with his particular own language are dated 1968, small miniatures of cardboard with architectural character. A year later (1969) he produced a serie of "objects driving to perception", developing his own language. First solo exhibiton in 1973 at the MAM (Museum of Modern Art) of Rio de Janeiro and in 1975 at the Gallery Luisa Strina of São Paulo. Caldas is coeditor of various magazines, like Malasartes and A Parte de Fogo. From 1976, he combines his artistic career with graphic design for the company Eletrobrás.
From 1985 to 1987 he moved to New York. It is at the end of the 80´s when Waltercio Caldas shows regularly in exhibitions with international character in Brazil, as well as abroad at important institutions such as the National Museum of Fine Arts and Cultural Centre Lights in Rio, the Museum of Modern Art in Salvador de Bahia. He has represented Brazil at the Sao Paulo Biennale in 1996 and at the Venice Biennale in 1997.
His work is related to Neo-Concretism, a movement that first evolved in Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s within artists as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica with a “multi- sensorial” approach to the art object.
Caldas’ works in books, sculptures, installations and drawings with an eclectic of choice of materials. His work is often based in art history concepts, and intellectual and sensual in tone.
Recent exhibitions in the gallery