Hilal Sami Hilal was born in Vitoria, Espírito Santo, in 1952, where he lives and works. His "laces" emerge by crossing cultural influences between east and west, between modern western tradition and ancient Islamic art. His works on paper are handmade, using the cotton in old clothes that are given to him by friends and family - material that carries remnants, both physical and emotional, of a functional past. After he deconstructs, manipulates, and resurrects the recycled cotton fiber as paper, Hilal employs the new material to create delicate structures that evoke what he calls the “fragility and sensuality” of lace.
Among the national and international exhibitions in which he participated are the individuals at Galeria de Arte do Teatro Carlos Gomes (Vitória, Espírito Santo, 1974) and “Tudo bem”, at Galeria Marilia Razuk (São Paulo, 2019); and the group shows “Panorama de arte brasileira”, at Museu de Arte Moderna (São Paulo, 1984), and “Modos de ver o Brasil – 30 anos”, at Itaú Cultural (São Paulo, 2017).
Source: Galeria Marilia Razuk.