7 October 2016
ALEXANDRE DA CUNHA (B. 1969)
hats and thread on canvas
86 3/8 x 118 ½ x 6 1/8in. (219.5 x 301 x 15.5cm.)
Executed in 2012
Thomas Dane Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012.
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London, Thomas Dane Gallery, Full Catastrophe, 2012.
London, Saatchi Gallery, Pangaea II: New Art From Africa and Latin America, 2015, pp. 72-73.
“The artist’s remarkable gift for realizing the pictorial potential of ordinary utensils can also be linked to the idiosyncratic notion of gambiarra, a Brazilian term that literally means ‘improvisation but more generally embodies the prevalent attitude of making do with little in a country where many still live close to the poverty line. In that sense, his works questions notions of Brazilian identity both in form and content.” (H. AMIRSADEGHI, Contemporary Art Brazil, London 2012, p. 106)
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