My series Souplesse reflects my research in the strengh of the feminine body in relation to the masculine. These Sculptures... Read More
My series Souplesse reflects my research in the strengh of the feminine
body in relation to the masculine. These Sculptures are made with galvanized
steel, and they receive automotive paint. The choice for this sort of material
expresses the women’s strengh, softness, subtle, sweet, and beauty.
It is also a malleable, supple league, reflecting similar
characteristics of this strong human being, one who is always able to adapt to
the various circumstances they are usually obliged to face, and adapt.
Regarding my research on the various
nuances of the feminine body, as above said, such as softness, lightness, delicacy, among
others, in 2018, I created a new series, called Femmes et Corps (Women and Bodies), made with gavanized steel, with
As a consequence, and with a specific
sculpture, called Souplesse (i.e.,
flexibility), I understood that this very sculpture took its own path, and due
to that, a new series had to be created. Femmes et Corps clearly has an
intimate relation to the Souplesse
series, and even got a prize at the 2018 Salon d’Automne, in Paris.
To better understand this line of
work, it is possible to read the annexed text, called Souplesse and Reveries.
Another path of my sculptures is
represented by works made with corten and carbon steel, in which I also tend to
bring into discussion the body - and in this specific case - the desire of the
human being to eternize it.
It regards the “Use of your body”(in refference to Agamben’s book), and in this
case, regards to the need to perpetuate oneself, may that be with clothes,
tattoos, makeups or other mechanisms used as perpetuators or masks of any kind.
In respect to those mechanisms that
cover or mask the true essence of the human body, I try to express the contrast
between the longevity of the materials I use – such as corten steel, as an
example – as opposed to the brief
longevity of the human body.
However, it is the body that interest
me at the most. The naked body in all its senses. Free from all masks. The body
and its persona.