Alice Quaresma, ‘Wonderland 03’, 2016, Tappan
Alice Quaresma, ‘Wonderland 03’, 2016, Tappan
Alice Quaresma, ‘Wonderland 03’, 2016, Tappan

Alice has been experimenting with materials that allow her photographs to be sensorial and playful, pushing the boundaries of photography as a flat surface. She is using acrylic paint, paper, tape and pencil over photo prints. As the same time, her work explores the physical aspects of photography, she continues to use images from her personal photo archive to elaborate on the idea of displacement and identity. She uses her own life experience as an individual living in a foreign country and its difficulty of finding an identity as her main source of inspiration. “I am letting subjective decisions exist in my work, the same way we deal with the unexpected in life. Lately, I have been calling my artwork “photo-object”. With my “photo-objects” I am bringing volume, texture and the idea of time as a mutation condition to the work. In my series “Wonderland” I am creating imaginary landscapes, as a reflection on country and cultural borders dissolving over globalization and technology.”

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Framed Dimensions 16x24 inches:
Matted: 20.25"x26.25"x1.25"
Full Bleed: 17.25"x23.25"x1.25"

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

Solo Shows

2017
Venice,

Group Shows