I am a Brazilian artist based in the UK working mainly with sculpture and painting - and the
space where they collide. Having a practice where the creative process leads to conceptual research, I attempt to decode subjects by over-manipulating their aesthetic characteristics whilst examining their historical and social context. Serendipity plays a big part in this process.
I use DIY materials for my projects including plaster, astro-turf, plasticine and wood as well as ephemeral items such as processed foods and moss, borrowing references from contemporary mythology and absurdities in everyday routine. Here exaggeration acts as a means of communication, through the thin lines between attraction and repulsion, humour and seriousness, real and imitation.
I’m interested in semantics, the subjectivity of constructed meanings and how language can be both malleable and chaotic.
Revolving around ideas of control, displacement and nostalgia, my practice speculates on the search for perfection that can never be reached.
I have shown my artwork regularly in the UK and overseas. Recent exhibitions and projects include Tender Stems, Manchester 2022, The Practice of Art and AI, Ars Electronica book 2022; Systems, Science Gallery Dublin publication 2021; Happier than the Morning Sun, Trastero 109, Majorca 2020; Inside Job, Tate Modern, London 2018; Fake, Science Gallery, Dublin 2018; First Act: Smooth Operations, Laure Genillard Gallery solo show, London 2018; Jabberwocky, Ab/Anbar, Tehran 2015; I’m not done II, Guest Projects, London 2015.