My ArtRio Highlights
Much of Ana Holck’s artwork is a reaction her training in architecture and urban planning. “My relationship with architecture was conflictive,” she says. “I try to deconstruct all that I learned about architecture in my works.” Her series “Construction Site” (2006) is Holck’s reaction to her father’s occupation as a structural engineer, and the projects he worked on for the Brazilian federal government. Holck constructs installations and sculptures that foil natural understandings of perspective and space, playing with properties of suspension, balance, tension, and support. Her commonly used materials—a list that includes brick, Plexiglas, concrete, and vinyl adhesive tape—are more commonly found in architectural practice.
Brazilian, b. 1977, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil