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Nepomuceno makes painting her own as she stretches out time in manual work as well as the collision between artist and material.

– Luisa Duarte, Artforum, 2014

Brazilian artist, lives and works in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Her works are dedicated to drawing, painting and sculpture, creating “organisms” in wefts that include fabric, bead, rope, plastic, straw, clay, wood and several other materials from popular Brazilian crafts. From research and travel Maria incorporates in her work references from collective works of indigenous communities and weavers as a way of network with space, with time, with the diversity of manufacturing and the origin of everyday symbolic objects. In her sculptural work it is very common to mix vibrant colors and the incidence of balance as a propellant of anachronism between times, a kind of living mathematics that incorporates its materials into an intense and afective poetic reasoning. The movement of her typical materials generates the creation of treasures of special beauty, something incalculable and which offers the viewer a way to recreate a lively and magical atmosphere.

Selected Works
  • Maria Nepomuceno, Sem título [Untitled], 2020
    Sem título [Untitled], 2020
  • Maria Nepomuceno, A Cura, 2020
    A Cura, 2020
  • Maria Nepomuceno, Aqui não existe mentira, 2019
    Aqui não existe mentira, 2019
  • Maria Nepomuceno, Transe III, 2019
    Transe III, 2019
  • Maria Nepomuceno, Rede Pai, 2018
    Rede Pai, 2018
  • Maria Nepomuceno, Pelo Amor..., 2018
    Pelo Amor..., 2018
  • Maria Nepomuceno, Oferenda aos deuses das cores, 2015
    Oferenda aos deuses das cores, 2015
  • Maria Nepomuceno, Sem título [Untitled], 2017
    Sem título [Untitled], 2017
  • Maria Nepomuceno, A Casa em que nasci / The house where I was born, 2007
    A Casa em que nasci / The house where I was born, 2007
Selected Exhibitions
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Biography

Brazilian artist, lives and works in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Her works are dedicated to drawing, painting and sculpture, creating “organisms” in wefts that include fabric, bead, rope, plastic, straw, clay, wood and several other materials from popular Brazilian crafts. From research and travel Maria incorporates in her work references from collective works of indigenous communities and weavers as a way of network with space, with time, with the diversity of manufacturing and the origin of everyday symbolic objects. In her sculptural work it is very common to mix vibrant colors and the incidence of balance as a propellant of anachronism between times, a kind of living mathematics that incorporates its materials into an intense and affective poetic reasoning. The movement of her typical materials generates the creation of treasures of special beauty, something incalculable and which offers the viewer a way to recreate a lively and magical atmosphere.

 

In 2019, she participated in the group shows “Vaivém”, at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, “Amazones - A selection of works by women artists from Latin America from the collection of Catherine Petitgas”, at Art Paris 2019, France, and “Memento Mons”, at the Beaux-Arts Mons Museum in Belgium. In 2018 she opened the solo shows “Pelo Amor...”, at A Gentil Carioca Gallery, Rio de Janeiro and “Vital” at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Gallery, New York, and took part in the “Sutures” collective at Marc Straus Gallery, Nova York and “Pulling at Threads” at the Norval Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa. In 2017, she opened the solo show “Afetosyntesis” at Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger and at Kunsthuset Kabuso, Oystese, both in Norway. In 2017 she participated in the “Hello, City!” at Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea, “More Simply Put” at Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, New York and “Between I & Thou” at Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art in Peekskill, New York. In 2016 she opened the individual “Yes”, at the Victoria Miro Gallery and “Cosmic Teta”, at the Barbican Gallery, both in London.

 

Her works are in the collections of the Museu de Arte da Bahia; Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection I MAM, Rio de Janeiro; Museum of Fine Arts Boston, USA; Guggenheim Museum, USA; Pérez Art Museum Miami, USA; Rubell Museum, USA; Galerie Volker Diehl, Germany and Magasin 3 Stockolm Konsthall, Sweden.