Marcelo Silveira
Brazilian, born 1962
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Galeria Nara Roesler at SP-Arte 2017,
Galeria Nara Roesler
Carbono Galeria at SP-Arte 2017,
Carbono Galeria
Ponto de Convergência,
Galeria Nara Roesler

Mixed-media sculptor and collagist Marcelo Silveira’s heavily conceptual practice involves appropriating hundreds of wooden, glass, and household objects and arranging them into various, almost encyclopedic configurations. The finished works are documents of Silveira’s methodical categorization and extraction of meaning from his hoarding practices. Often he crafts configurations that resemble something functional or representational—a building or a sphere, for example—but collapse into obscurity upon closer inspection. Silveira’s collages are a continuation of his interest in mixed media, process, and the overlapping arrangement of materials.