Oil in canvas
O colecionador (2008) is part of the Saunas series, approaching the sensual and erotic charge of these spaces. It is an unfolding of O Sonhador (2006), magnifying both its size and drawing. Here, Adriana Varejão leaves the Portuguese baroque tiles and goes towards the representation of monochromatic ceramic pieces, recurring in the construction of aseptic places.
The painting evokes a fake architecture, in a perspective game of a sauna devoid of people, but filled with symmetrically placed tiles. The work establishes a strong link with the architecture not only due to its mimicking scale that continues the inner space of the gallery, but also through the superposition of plans.