Alexandre da Cunha


April 07 — May 23 2015
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Galeria Luisa Strina is delighted to announce Real, the fourth solo exhibition by artist Alexandre da Cunha.

Alexandre da Cunha presents a new series of wall-based works and concrete sculptures made with casts of used tyres. Continuing his research with everyday materials, the artist exhibits large scale wall-based works and metal cast sculptures, a new aspect of his work.

Through the use of found objects, juxtaposed by their formal affinities, wall reliefs (Comédia, 2015) reference to art history icons such as Picasso’s Bull’s Head, 1942. In a similar way, cleaning mops are tensioned with strings creating circular compositions (Mandala, 2015). The objects used suffer little alteration, but the combination among them create a new language where the viewer’s perception is invited to see them in another way.

His work is part of the following collections: Tate Modern, London, UK; Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil; CIFO Cisneros Collection, Miami, USA; Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Recent solo shows include: Le Grand Café, Centre d’art Contemporain, Saint Nazaire, France (2012); Full Catastrophe, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK (2012); Kentucky Pied de Poule, CRG Gallery, New York, USA (2012); Laissez Faire, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2009).

Recent group shows include: Cruzamentos Contemporary Art in Brazil, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, USA (2014); When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, curated by Jens Hoffman, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, USA (2013); DECORUM: Tapis et tapisseres d’artistes, Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (2013), 30th Bienal de São Paulo, A Iminência das Poéticas, curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas, São Paulo, Brazil (2012).

Alexandre da Cunha has an upcoming show at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK and a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA. Besides, he’s been recently selected for the next edition of the British Art Show, touring exhibition from 2015 to 2016.

Opening: Tuesday, 07 April, from 7-10 pm
Exhibition dates: 08 April – 23 May 2015
Gallery hours:  Monday to Friday  from 10am-7 pm / Saturday from 10am-5pm


For more information, please contact Flávia França

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