Henrique Oliveira

Henrique Oliveira is a Brazil-based sculptor, a young and rising artist who has hit recent success.

He takes driftwood from the streets and creates these massive, living pieces of art within large spaces. He paints as well, creating linear designs on canvas in what seems to be an imitation of wood’s curving growth rings.

via Olveira’s site

In the above picture, it seems as if the wood has entered the home and burst out from the foyer, creating a growth that invades and lives through its location. The wood invades the sidewalk at the house’s front, yet it is completely still: it guards itself in wait.

The wood is its own being, reborn after being hacked away, reincorporated into a new entity. The wood itself defies defeat, and a tempest is created.

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5 comments
  1. These are some of the coolest sculptures I have ever seen love it. Love that he uses wood that he finds. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Wonderful artist; I really like the scale of his work, and that he uses cast-off wood to make something so stunning … =D

  3. artlover799 said:

    This artist is mind blowing! I found more works here, including interesting paintings..

    • Thanks! I really love the third one on that page–he’s pretty incredible.

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