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Adriana Varejão, ‘Castelo da areia’, 2013, TNT Arte
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Castelo da areia, 2013

Fotografia digital
15 7/10 × 15 7/10 in
40 × 40 cm
Location
Rio de Janeiro
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TNT Arte
Rio de Janeiro

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Adriana Varejão
Brazilian, b. 1964
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Adriana Varejão’s practice centers on the use of ceramic tiles, both depicted in paint and as literal components of the work. This geometric tile patterning is juxtaposed with a flesh-like interior in the sculptural “Jerked-beef ruin” series (2000-04), in which the tile is ruptured to expose bloody viscera beneath. Varejão has cited a range of inspirations including Baroque art, architectural ruins, nature, science, theater, and colonial history, alluding to her native Brazil’s colonization by featuring the blue and white azulejos tiles brought by the Portuguese colonists. With meticulous attention to craft, Varejão’s practice stages the convergence of binaries, between geometric and organic, mesmerizing and repulsive.

Adriana Varejão, ‘Castelo da areia’, 2013, TNT Arte
Adriana Varejão, ‘Castelo da areia’, 2013, TNT Arte
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About the work
TA
TNT Arte
Rio de Janeiro

Tiragem de 100

Tiragem de 100

Medium
Photography
Adriana Varejão
Brazilian, b. 1964
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Adriana Varejão’s practice centers on the use of ceramic tiles, both depicted in paint and as literal components of the work. This geometric tile patterning is juxtaposed with a flesh-like interior in the sculptural “Jerked-beef ruin” series (2000-04), in which the tile is ruptured to expose bloody viscera beneath. Varejão has cited a range of inspirations including Baroque art, architectural ruins, nature, science, theater, and colonial history, alluding to her native Brazil’s colonization by featuring the blue and white azulejos tiles brought by the Portuguese colonists. With meticulous attention to craft, Varejão’s practice stages the convergence of binaries, between geometric and organic, mesmerizing and repulsive.

Castelo da areia, 2013

Fotografia digital
15 7/10 × 15 7/10 in
40 × 40 cm
Location
Rio de Janeiro
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