José Bento

Salvador, BA, 1962


In a performance called Invisible Forest, José Bento produced 3,000 wooden tree statues and took them to Benim, Africa, making the return journey to that made by the millions of locals who left the country to be enslaved in Brazil. The tree is the most emblematic artwork of the artist's output, who calls himself a “reforestation worker”, since all the wooden statuettes are made of from reforested timber. Although wood is the main material for most of his artwork, his most recent works seek to go beyond the limitations of formal sculpture, in creating interactive installations, with performances, videos and photograph.

Rua Caconde 152

01425 – 010 São Paulo, Brazil

+55 11 3882 7120

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