Museums and galeries
“In 2000, he began to make paintings that reproduced the interior spaces of art institutions around the world, in order to replicate the architecture. Later, in 2014, in the place where the collections would be, they started to insert textures as if their original content had been subtracted or transmuted into an abstract existence. The exercise of building perspectives deals with space as a condition and at the same time an illusion.
An inside view of the Nantes Museum of Arts, housed in a 19th-century mansion, is added to a view of a room in the Dia Beacon, an industrial building in upstate New York adapted to house a post-war art collection. The cutout also includes an image that replicates the interior of the Rothko Chapel, in Texas, inaugurated in 1971. The octagonal structure houses fourteen paintings by Mark Rothko, all in deep black, which still harbor nuances of color that are gradually revealed. In Senise’s work, the fleeting tone is taken up again with a thick layer of charcoal. Finally, a glimpse of the Louvre Museum crosses the spaces and connects with the following series: Biógrafo LIII (Louvre) (2018), which depicts rooms with a dozen paintings on the walls, marked by frames that carry unknown contents. In the foreground, an incision such as the material of the paintings imposes itself. With earthy colors, the painting is made from the collage of different monotypes on fabrics, made in contact with the floor.”
(excerpt from the text Biógrafo, by Júlia Rebouças, 2018)