Zé Carlos Garcia

(this page was last updated in July 2018)

Aracaju, Brazil, 1973.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Represent by Cassia Bomeny Galeria.

PIPA Prize 2018 nominee.

In the words of the critic and curator Olívia Ardui, “Zé Carlos Garcia’s sculptures present themselves as unusual entities that could take the shape of imaginary insects, a breed born from different species, or a mix of plumes and parts of wooden furniture. The hybrids that originate from this blend, although conserving part of their original meanings, generate a morbid curiosity concerning their nature. Using this logic, Garcia highlights the public’s perversity, made hostage of their own voyeurism and caught between astonishment and fascination in front of ripped-apart bodies, as fictional as they may be.”

Site: zecarlosgarcia.com.br

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