Leonilson: Drawn: 1975-1993

Leonilson: Drawn: 1975-1993

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From an intimate figuration to tender, melancholic embroidery: the brief but brilliant career of Leonilson in Europe and Brazil

Leonilson (1957-93), also known as Jos Leonilson, emerged as a seminal figure of the Brazilian contemporary art world in the 1980s. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, where his paintings, drawings and installations were featured in solo and group shows in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, alongside the numerous exhibitions held in Brazil. In 1991, the artist tested positive for HIV. This diagnosis compelled a decisive shift in his career, as Leonilson began to develop his intimate embroideries, a practice he continued until his death in 1993 at the age of 36.

Drawn: 1975-1993 is the first comprehensive retrospective of Leonilson's work in Europe and features more than 150 works produced between 1975 and 1993.

Author: José Leonilson
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Published: 01/12/2021
Pages: 400
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 2.30lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.80w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9783775748131