In his new solo exhibition called 'ENIGMA', the artist Marcelo Ruggi will present from October 8th onwards, canvases, sculptures and objects that materialize his vision of light and shadow from the ruins of today.
Tché is one of the founders of A7MA and in this exhibition he has the opportunity to show his latest works, which are shaped by interests that have long been pursued, such as the differences and similarities of canvas art and sculptures, the role of objects in the creative space and the influence of the street on urban architecture, which transforms the artist from its rubble. In Tché's case, from the broken glass of the houses he visited to paint graffiti and which gave him a geometry that became the main raw material for his artistic process, the triangular lines.
According to art critic Julia Bolliger, the artist adopted the fragments of this mysterious response to distill it little by little in his repertoire, casting it in iron, superimposing layers, pressing in paint and magnetizing fields. Constructed the riddle of an impossible pyramid.
In the exhibition ENIGMA, Tché proposes a mystical environment to the visitor with labyrinths of pyramids, pendulum installations, paintings and magnetized fields. Sharp iron pieces contrast with the smoothness of the floor, weight and lightness, colors and dim light, open and closed compartments. “I think that not only with graffiti, I have possibilities to talk to the city in various ways and the manifestation in which I place myself comes from the desire to act with it”, concludes the artist.
About Tche Ruggi
He had his first contact with art at a young age, exploring three-dimensional materials such as clay. The environment and space always made interesting impressions on him, especially in the city. In 2000, he had his first contact with the art of graffiti, when he preferred to protect himself and study to show people interesting things and not just what he saw on the streets.
Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of São Paulo in 2006, at that time he restarted painting in the city, carrying the transgression characteristics of graffiti and graffiti. In 2008 he was one of the founders of atelier 132, which created Coletivo132, a collective of graffiti artists. In 2012 he founded the A7MA art and culture space with partners.
His works border the appreciation of experience as a memory and building block, whether in the synthesis of a thought, a reflection of the world, or using sculptures as an architect of the body, building solid objects with steel plates and used cans of spray welded.
Tché Ruggi, defines each moment with a blade and his earthy reed defines its forms, movement and structures in the midst of the universe created in his own world.
A7MA is an independent space of art and culture located in the neighborhood of Vila Madalena - São Paulo. Result of the union between the artists Enivo, Jerry Batista and Tché Ruggi (COLECTIVO132) and the engravers Alexandre and Cristiano Enokawa (FULLHOUSE), A7MA presents monthly exhibitions of emerging artists in the world street art circuit, valuing the multiplication and sharing of information and knowledge acquired through intense research and practice, bringing together and sensitizing various audiences and generations, belonging or not to the universe that permeates urban art. Resignifying authentic behaviors and concepts and believing in the vanguard, it represents the art that was born on the streets and gains, day by day, visibility and recognition in the market and in the history of art.