FERNANDA GOMES
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Fernanda Gomes

Untitled, 2011

Wood and paint

30 x 60 x 2 cm | 12 x 23 x 0.8 in 

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Fernanda Gomes

Untitled, 2011

Wood and paint

60 x 30 x 4 cm | 23 x 12 x 1.6 in 

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Fernanda Gomes

Untitled , 2015

Wood and paint

30 x 3 x 2 cm | 12 x 1.2 x 0.8 in 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

x_minimal

curated by Friederike Nymphius


May 14 - October 2, 2021

ARTISTS

John M Armleder, Monica Bonvicini, Martin Boyce, Valentin Carron, Andrew Dadson, N. Dash, Philippe Decrauzat, Francesco De Prezzo, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Manuel Fois, Liam Gillick, Fernanda Gomes, Francesco João, Tarik Kiswanson, Alicja Kwade, Beth Letain, Meuser, Gerold Miller, Olivier Mosset, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Monika Sosnowska, Blair Thurman, Tatiana Trouvé, Franz Erhard Walther, Heimo Zobernig

Fernanda Gomes' work exists between painting and sculpture, avoiding categorization and blurring the boundaries between object and space, light and shadow, composition and dispersion. If the essential geometries of Fernanda Gomes' installations formally recall an earlier generation of Brazilian art – the modulated space works and matchbox structures of Lygia Clark or of Helio Oiticica - they also embody the  philosophy of 'truth to materials' exemplified in the Arte Povera movement. Through Gomes' choice of materials, be they found objects, pieces of wood or natural materials such as gold and water, she references the poetics of the immaterial and the relationship of form to a whole.

 

“to begin with space and light. possibilities are multiple and unpredictable. things are gradually constructed as sequential perspectives, one moment after another. transferring to the exhibition space the recurring process of many years, each day lighter and more intense. the situation is the same and different. the more that is unknown, the better. devouring without deciphering. looking to see. thinking while making, simple, pure joy. all materials serve immateriality. it would be contradictory if it were not complementary. thought seeks concrete vision in order to refuel itself. imagination is based on the real, and creates realities. everything transforms – such is the law. life is absurd, why try to understand art? it is better to make, live, and love.” (Fernanda Gomes)

 

2003 Biennale di Venezia

2010/12/13 Sao Paolo Bienal