Turmoil: Douglas de Souza

12 January - 3 February 2024
Opening: 11 January, 6 - 9 pm

‘Turmoil’ is the first UK solo exhibition by Brazilian artist Douglas de Souza. The show is the culmination of de Souza’s residency, which Kupfer hosted for the past three months.

The artist creates oil paintings by bringing a legion of references, ranging from the tradition of Western painting to pop culture. He explores combinations of everyday images, loaded with collective meaning, to examine concepts of identity, particularly the stereotypes imposed on conventional masculinity.

His great interest lies in merging contrasting domains: the aggressiveness of the motorcycle that appears wrapped in the mildness of a satin; the fragility of the porcelain that proves to be as rigid and brilliant as a car’s bodywork; the soft feather of a swan that turns into a varnish peel.

Douglas de Souza is represented by Galeria Cavalo.

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday: by appointment, please email contact@kupfer.co to arrange a visit