Alice Quaresma, ‘Tropical 8’, 2017, Tappan

Quaresma’s Tropical Works are photographs of Brazil carrying geometric marks and color stickers that guide her memories as a personal map of the present. While reading about ideas of home and the universe in Gaston Bachelard’s “The Poetics of Space”, Quaresma began her Nest series which would lead into her Tropical series. Created on a nostalgia mindset, these works chart the artist’s search for emotional safety and warmth from her culture. Quaresma has printed the works on small format to create an intimate relationship between the viewer and the work.

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About Alice Quaresma

Alice Quaresma’s practice combines photography and painting to explore a sense of place, cultural experience, and the malleability of memory. In the recent series “Roots,” Quaresma photographed areas of personal significance in Rio de Janeiro, and then painted geometric shapes and freeform lines overtop the images. According to Quaresma, making the series “was a process of rescuing my identity.” “In the studio space I worked over the images with geometrical lines and casual acrylic brush marks, creating a duality between documentary and imaginary.” Throughout Quaresma’s body of work, negotiations between the intimate and universal, personal and political, and physical and psychological are present and emphasized by her drawn interventions.

Brazilian, b. 1985, based in Brooklyn, NY, United States

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