Yannic Joray, Franco Mazzucchelli, and Thomas Rosa

presented by BFA Sao Paulo

September 7, 2017 - October 7, 2017

BFA Sao Paulo at Independent Régence. Photo: Isabelle Arthuis

BFA Sao Paulo at Independent Régence. Photo: Isabelle Arthuis

BFA Sao Paulo at Independent Régence. Photo: Isabelle Arthuis

BFA Sao Paulo at Independent Régence. Photo: Isabelle Arthuis

BFA Sao Paulo at Independent Régence. Photo: Isabelle Arthuis

Press Release

Yannic Joray,
Franco Mazzucchelli,
and Thomaz Rosa
at Independent Régence


Rue de la Régence 67 1000
Brussels, Belgium
Fall 2017

HERE: Yannic Joray, Franco Mazzucchelli, and Thomaz Rosa  
BFA Sao Paulo is pleased to present the group show Here, which gathers works by Yannic Joray (Zurich, Swiss, 1986), Franco Mazzucchelli (Milan, Italy, 1939) and Thomaz Rosa (São Caetano do Sul, Brazil, 1989). The exhibition will run from 7 September – 7 October at Independent Régence, Brussels. 

Here is a proposal, where the works, in their different formalizations, are a manifestation of private, personal and collective atmospheres. Through media and practices extremely different from one another, each artist explores somehow the idea of space, sometimes investigated as intimate and autobiographical or experienced in his public and collective dimension. The show shapes worlds and imaginaries that carry the viewer into unique and unusual realities. Yannic Joray's clay sculptures represent personal scenes and tales that the artist returns as collective and shared, shaping them so that each work produces an unsettling sense of familiarity. They are light creations, often fragile, installed on the floor as to almost blend into the surrounding environment, establishing a perfect dialogue between imaginary and real. 

Franco Mazzucchelli has investigated since the '60s the expressive possibilities of synthetic materials and the relationship between artwork and exhibition space, intended as social environment. Polyester resin, polyurethane, heat-shrink wrapping and inflatable PVC are materials used mainly in industrial settings and in the production of daily use products, Mazzucchelli elevates these materials from a personal and useful perception to a sculptural and monumental state. 

The work of Thomaz Rosa is a reflection on painting and its history. In his practice, Thomaz attempts to re-elaborate through his own prose the language and the pictorial influences in a subjective way, often, using references far from the classic concept of paintings. The artist re-elaborates its tradition through his practice rich of different techniques and styles, blending together personal and collective moments with the purpose of making the canvases at the same time unique and universal.