In general my work concerns the fragility of the human body
in relation to the passing of time.
They are works about love, desire, loss, death and mourning
which are constantly shifting between shimmering hopefulness,
formalism, bold decoration, concentrated minimalism, existential
torment and abstraction
I use a variety of techniques involving a constant process of cutting,
perforating, rearranging, assembling, scanning, destroying and mending
papers, textiles, wax and photographs.
The works are often bold and melodramatic, sometimes silent,
but always in searching of a balance between excess and austerity.
|Felix, Caio, Perforations and Cuts, 2007/2008-Installation view-detail, drawings and embroidery on medicine bottles - Galeria Vermelho|
|Untitled, 2007-cuts, perforation and black pigment on paper, 55 cm x 65 cm|
|Flow..., 2008-cuts, perforation and pigment on C. print, 35 cm x 45 cm|
|Full Blown, 2003/2004-Installation view-detail, wax and parfums, 400 cm x 400 cm (65 kg.) - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam-SMBA|
|Full Blown-Installation view-detail|
|Untitled, 2008-cuts and perforations on C.print, 30 cm x 45 cm|
|Liquescent, 2004-Installation view/detail-wax (1000 figurines) and glass, sizes and dimensions variable|
|Unveil, 2008/2009 (Installation view-detail)-medicine leaflets and clear tape-variable dimensions - Teto Projects - Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Unveil, 2008/2009-Installation view/detail-medicine leaflets and clear tape, variable dimensions - Teto Projects Amsterdam|
|Unveil, 2008/2009-Installation view/detail-medicine leaflets and clear tape, 300 cm x 300 cm - Museum of Arts and Design - MAD_NY|
|Mr. Muscle Forcing Bursting, 2009-cuts, oil, graffite, glitter and fragments of photography on paper, 30 cm x 45 cm|
|Untitled, 2010-cuts and fragments of photography on paper, 50 cm x 65 cm|
"There are two fundamental possibilities available to an artist: to negate, stripping away until nothing remains, or to accumulate, to embrace additively until one has reached the limit of fullness" (Harald Szeemann)
... my work process is a struggle between those two possibilities.