Films & Books

Painter: Caio Fonseca

a film by Michael Gregory

Painter explores the illusive mystery of the process of making art.  From his studio on the Italian coast, the contemporary American painter Caio Fonseca conjures whimsically arresting works of abstract art.  The film intimately captures the isolation, resolve, and playful curiosity required to create.  Attempting to articulate his methods, Fonseca’s thoughts evolve into a meditation on painting, language, and meaning in art.  Tracing the origins of his work, the painter reveals that his singular forms are not only summoned from the imagination, but also emerge from a rigorous studio practice and a personal lineage of painting.  Through his humor and self-examination, Fonseca reminds us that the work of an artist is not simply a reflection of life, but the essence of life.

Premiered at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Ny, April 18th, 2012

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Caio Fonseca

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY Hardcover, 
24 pages, 11.5 x 10 inches
Text by Scott Indrisek

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Caio Fonseca

Paintings 2009-2010
Kayne Exhibition Space, Los Angeles, CA
Hardcover, 64 pages, 10 x 8 inches


Recent Paintings by Caio Fonseca

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 
Hardcover, 87 pages, 10.75 x 12.25 inches
Text by Jacquelyn D. Serwer, Karen Wright

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New Paintings

Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Hardcover, 71 pages, 9.5 x 11.5 inches
Text by Jacquelyn D. Serwer

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A chronological survey of 20 years of painting, both figurative and abstract

Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Hardcover, 201 pages, 12 x 14.5 inches
Text by Daniel Kunitz, Kosme de Barraño, Teresa Millet

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Read "How I Work" by Caio Fonseca


Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
Hardcover, 70 pages, 10 x 12 inches
Interview with Caio Fonseca

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