Lives and works in Goiânia, Brazil.
Marcelo Solá’s work is oriented towards the new bordering area of drawing, a painting- drawing, at times an installation-drawing, or with the participation of objects, always as an expanded activity, almost obsessed, and that has been gaining characteristics outside the genre.
The territory of Solá’s work is an expanded drawing beyond its habitual semantic coordinates. It´s origin and destiny. With an invasion of size, scale, support and space, calligraphy becoming drawing and vice-versa, he interchanges the graphic signs and free space where it is made, often a huge piece of paper (almost like a poster) and in a state of installation. All his profuse activity usually transpires on all sides a personal and contextual questioning, since that, like in a seismography that at the same time is invasive and malleable, mutant and metaphorical, it dialogues with gaps, empty spaces and rough, dirty, scratched representations (with a hint of street graffiti ), freely and almost chaotically connected , as if there was a heteronomy between reality and origins, contracting into the aesthetical questioning of a journal, a stained biography, invaded by that which it registers. His Caderno de Viagem, Nova York ( Traveling notebook, New York ) (2007), for instance, lives from this open, multiple, polyphonic tension. His large-size drawings ( always allied to several techniques), also present her, keep the same biographical trend.
(Text by Adolfo Montejo Navas for the exhibition Heteronomy Brazil, Casa de America Museum. May/September, Madrid 2008)