The second solo exhibition at the Galería Pelaires of Brazilian artist Lucas Simões, entitled Dormentes, features a selection of wall sculptures dating from 2015 to 2021. The pieces are made of concrete, steel, paper, brass and copper, and are in line with his most recent work, which focuses on research and the duality of the perception of materials. They are architectural works both in appearance and conception, since Simões — also an architect — is very much interested in the primary usefulness, the experience and the social construction of architecture in relation to humankind.
As shared on the gallery’s website, a 17th-century painting attributed to Artemisia Gentileschi, “The Dormition of Art”, inspired the sculptures of the artist presented in this show. Concerning the exhibition, the gallery also wrote:
“Abismos”* [abysses] in a state of lethargy, dismounted; the “Dormentes” draw the shape of gravity, of rest, and lean imperturbably over the metal plates. Here, the concrete shows its sensuality in its soft nakedness, in its colors, a skin that is asleep and at the same time vigilant.
*Series of sculptures made by the artist between 2015 and 2020.
“Dormentes”, solo show by Lucas Simões
From December 16, 2021
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