- Sergio Camargo
- Relief No. 246
- signed, titled and dated 69 on the reverse
- painted wood construction
- 18 1/2 by 18 1/2 by 1 1/2 in. 47 by 47 by 3.8 cm.
The 24 Collection, Miami (acquired from the above)
Private Collection, Miami (acquired from the above)
Thence by descent to the present owner
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Simplistic in its construction, Relief No. 246 (1969) is representative of Sergio Camargo's signature approach to a sculptural practice simultaneously rooted in the constructivist methodology of the first half of the twentieth century and in the informal and abstract geometric tendencies that defined Brazil's post war vanguard artists of the Concrete and Neoconcrete art movements. More importantly, it is in the series of the wood-cone Reliefs that came to dominate his oeuvre by the 1960s, where Camargo sets the tone of his unique visual idiom: “rhythms of organized growth are movingly suggested in his wooden reliefs” (SIGNALS, Dec. 1964-Jan.1965, p. 3). In a calculating sensory experiment, the artist deliberately places wooden-dowels of varying sizes, concentrated within the center of the relief resulting in a parallel interplay of light, volume, tactility, logic, chaos.