Sergio Sister



While in the 80s Sergio Sister was still mainly interested in painting, in the 90s he made an almost accidental discovery which led him to make a change in the genre. Through the use of wood – in the form of strips and boxes – he moved from two-dimensional painting to the three-dimensionality of reliefs. Thus his works can be classified at the border between painting and sculpture. The artist always had the goal of incorporating the light coming from outside and of creating a structure through his application of paint. Thus he succeeded in bringing a play of form, shadow and light onto the canvas. The effort to create a perfect interplay between the luminosity of light, the functionality of the external appearance and the love of detail is the result of years of inspiration, which finally find their perfection in his caixas and fundos.

Sergio Sister, born 1948, lives and works in Sao Paulo. His work refers to the current of American Minimalism as well as to the Neo-Concrete movement of the 1960s in Brazil. Today his work is represented in numerous public collections, such as the Museu de Arte Moderna and the Pinacoteca do Estado in



Born 1948 in São Paulo, Brazil
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil

Selected Solo Shows

„pintura entre frestas e cavidades“, Nara Roesler Gallery, São Paulo, Brasil
“The Sister Papers”, Bienvenu Steinberg & J, New York, USA
“Painting between Cracks and Cavities”, Galeria Nara Roesler, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Linked Paintings", Galeria Nara Roesler, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"The Line As Direction", Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brazil
Sérgio Sister – Then and "Now", Galeria Nara Roesler, New York, USA
"Velhas Caixas Novas Ripas (1996 to 2019)", Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA
"Sombra e Espaço", Galerie Nara Roesler, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Malen mit Raum, Schatten und Luft", galerie lange + pult, Zurich, Switzerland
"L’Ordre désunis", Emmanuel Hervé, Paris, France
"Sérgio Sister – Disunited Order", Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA
"Sérgio Sister", Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, Brazil
"Pintura com sombra e ar", Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, Paris, France
"Pintura e Espaço", Artur Fidalgo galeria, Rio de janeiro, Brazil
"Tijolinhos", Galeria Carbono, São Paulo, Brazil
"A Cor Reunida", MuMA, Curitiba, Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, Brazil
"Sergio Sister", Galeria Artur Fidalgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Sergio Sister",Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, Paris, France
"Entre tanto", Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil
"Lemos de Sá Galeria de Arte", Belo Horizonte, Brazil
"Sergio Sister", Josée Bienvenue Gallery, New York, USA