“Viewing for the first time an exhibition by Flavio Cabral is a noteworthy occasion because one’s artistic frame of reference is not conditioned by former experience for such an artistic encounter. Cabral’s style has elements of the enigmatic, yet it stems from the recognizable object. His paintings cannot be classed as realistic because they depart in design, form and color from the object seen. Optically they are not abstractions even though they are as abstract in underlying structures as a Braque or Picasso. They are certainly not non-objective, and yet they radiate an indefinable aura of the psychological and the mystical.
His cityscapes embody an atmosphere of historic distance and his spatial design
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