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Doris Salcedo

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Wood, cement, iron and glass
38 3/10 × 47 1/10 × 16 3/10 in
97.2 × 119.7 × 41.3 cm
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From the Catalogue:
“Memory, of course, is the essence of my work” – Doris Salcedo

Colombian artist …

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From the Catalogue:
“Memory, of course, is the essence of my work” – Doris Salcedo

Colombian artist Doris Salcedo’s haunting and deeply poignant artworks explore universal themes of loss and memory. Profoundly affected by the Civil War that ravished her nation for decades, Salcedo turned to sculpture in the 1980s as a …

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Doris Salcedo
Colombian, b. 1958
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Doris Salcedo creates sculptures and installations whose understated appearance belies complex themes. Her works commonly have themes and subjects related to historical incidences of mass violence, trauma, racism, and colonialism; she believes that her art represents a social conscience and sees her own role as that of a witness. Salcedo commonly constructs her pieces with everyday objects, including domestic furniture, hair, and clothing. Sculpture, for Salcedo, “is the giving of a material gift to the being who makes his presence felt in my work.” Salcedo also makes installations that alter existing spaces. She has been known to work with architects and engineers to make works that are set directly and almost imperceptibly into their surroundings.

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From the Catalogue:
“Memory, of course, is the essence of my work” – Doris Salcedo

Colombian artist …

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From the Catalogue:
“Memory, of course, is the essence of my work” – Doris Salcedo

Colombian artist Doris Salcedo’s haunting and deeply poignant artworks explore universal themes of loss and memory. Profoundly affected by the Civil War that ravished her nation for decades, Salcedo turned to sculpture in the 1980s as a …

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Medium
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Doris Salcedo
Colombian, b. 1958
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Doris Salcedo creates sculptures and installations whose understated appearance belies complex themes. Her works commonly have themes and subjects related to historical incidences of mass violence, trauma, racism, and colonialism; she believes that her art represents a social conscience and sees her own role as that of a witness. Salcedo commonly constructs her pieces with everyday objects, including domestic furniture, hair, and clothing. Sculpture, for Salcedo, “is the giving of a material gift to the being who makes his presence felt in my work.” Salcedo also makes installations that alter existing spaces. She has been known to work with architects and engineers to make works that are set directly and almost imperceptibly into their surroundings.

Doris Salcedo

Untitled

Wood, cement, iron and glass
38 3/10 × 47 1/10 × 16 3/10 in
97.2 × 119.7 × 41.3 cm
Bidding closed
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