Oliveira builds sculptures and installations that combine human-made materials with biomorphic forms. His work often challenges the clean-lined, concrete boxes of modernist architecture — Oliveira’s arboreal mutants crash through museum walls and spill on to gallery floors.
Goldsworthy creates ephemeral sculptures using materials he finds outdoors — leaves, stones, twigs, wood, soil, snow, and ice transform into aesthetic forms. Many of his creations are dismantled by the elements; dispersed by the wind or disassembled by rising tides.
Goldsworthy documents his temporary creations with photographs. He states, “Each work grows, stays, decays – integral parts of a cycle which the photograph shows at its heights, marking the moment when the work is most alive….Process and decay are implicit.”