Alexandre Canonico

(this page was last updated in May 2024)

Pirassununga, Brazil, 1974
Lives and works in London, UK and São Paulo, Brazil

Represented by Silvia Cintra + Box 4, Brazil and Kubik Gallery, Portugal

PIPA 2017, 2020 and 2024 nominee

Born in Pirassununga, Brazil 1974. Postgraduate Programme, Royal Academy Schools, London: 2017-2020/21 Degree in Architecture at Faculdade de Belas Artes de São Paulo, 1999.

Drawing is at the core of Canonico’s practice. Sculptures, wall reliefs and installations play with the relationship between the drawing of the thing and the thing itself. His works are constructed through the articulation of lines, voids, colours and shapes which are distinctly abstract, with the interplay between them sometimes morphing into allusive forms. The interdependency between the different parts that constitute the works and the material traces of the gestures involved in their making reinforce their anti-illusionistic character.


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