EN KING CHARLES ISLAND, TRAFALGAR SQ., WESTMINSTER
(b. Jalisco, 1973). His work his characterised by its exploration of the fields of sculptural relief and intervention in urban space.
Interested in prompting dialogues with the collective memory, Rivelino has found the urban setting to be fertile ground for intervening in past and present imaginaries.
His themes are derived from situations or issues of public and current interest, and his interventions alter the aesthetic perceptions of passers-by through resolutions in form that move freely between the real, the surreal, the tangible and the intangible.
Titled “You”, the piece on display in London is a sculptural installation made up of two monumental bronze fingers measuring 2.20 x 14.50 x 1.70 metres and weighing 25 tons.
In a world that is self-evidently unequal, the piece calls upon viewers to question their attitude to the highly significant issue of equality between human beings.
“Public space is always the most sincere, challenging place in which to display an artist’s work”.