Luiz Roque explores sexuality and representation in “X”

(Brussels, Belgium)

Mendes Wood DM presents X, Luiz Roque’s second solo show in Brussels. Comprised of new works in ceramics and a screening of the 2020 short film República, this exhibition expands on Roque’s exploration into the fragmented universe of sexuality and the power dynamics of representation.

Shedding new light on to the development of the artist’s own sculptural practice, X presents Roque’s largest group of ceramics to date, including compositions in various dimensions and colors. Roque, currently an artist-in-residence at the European Ceramic Workshop Center (EKWC) in Oisterwijk, The Netherlands, has spent the past three months exploring the technical and artistic possibilities of the medium.

Also, a prevalent voyeuristic standpoint is manifested elsewhere throughout the show. Roque’s ceramics are intentionally arranged together, in an urban-like presentation synonymous with environments of consumption. This diverse selection of sculptures, many of which are adorned in colorful and latex-like varnish reminiscent of fetish culture, reveals the extension of our own excessive behaviors.

X, solo show of Luiz Roque
From March 11th to April 8th, 2023

Mendes Wood DM
13 Rue des Sablons / Zavelstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium



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