Brass, lead plates, handmade felt, cast bronze, coal, resin, beeswax, sewed bovine tripe, artisanal paper, coffee sieves and wool are some of the materials that Paloma Bosquê, nominated artist to Pipa Prize in 2015, 2016 and 2017, utilizes in “Inventory”, her first solo in Belgium. As traditionally, her works focus on selecting and managing materials to create three-dimensional new forms – that do not clearly reveal their origins. With this established concept, Bosquê examines the exchange between men and the environment, since, according to her, men relate themselves with the tangible world into the same perspective that they deal with their own bodies.
The artist explores materials under the influence of movements and recreation, always leading to “singular occurrences”. Weather conditions may intervene in the final results as well as Bosquê’s manual inscriptions. However, even though the artist claims for spontaneous forms, her titles refer to geometric and construction vocabulary, such as “columns, tower, wall…”. Under these supposed contradictions, Bosquê’s works advocate resilience and “indistinction between body, objects and world”.
“Inventory”, solo by Paloma Bosquê
On view from September 6th to October 20th, 2018
Mendes Wood Gallery
13 Rue des Sablons / Zavelstraat, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
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