Last Thursday, AM was on hand for the opening of Materia Radiante featuring new works from Brazilian artist Bruno Novelli at Denver’s David B. Smith Gallery. Inspired by the philosophy of Henri Bergson and the imagery of the Amazon rainforest, Mr. Novelli used punchy colors and contrasting geometric shapes to explore the concept of the diminishing boundaries between objects and their environment. The size and audacity of the art are striking, making the gallery feel as if it is being overtaken by otherworldly vegetation. The show incorporates a number of mediums including acrylic paint on canvas, drawings on paper, digital works and metagraphic maps.

Also known as Bruno 9li, the painter is a native and resident of Brazil although no stranger to the States being a graduate of The School of Visual Arts in New York. The show will be on display until September 13th.

Discuss Bruno 9li here.