Art Basel OVR Highlights:
Erika Verzutti

Basel, 25 September 2020
Erika Verzutti, Naked (2020). Bronze, unfired clay and pigmented wax. 46.5 x 41 x 7 cm. © Erika Verzutti. Courtesy Alison Jacques Gallery, London.

We highlighted the Erika Verzutti solo booth at Alison Jacques Gallery for Art Basel's 2020 online viewing rooms.

Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti's biomorphic sculptures lay bare the process of their making, emphasising the tactile qualities of her materials.

This relief, entitled Naked, features her recurring egg motif set within a concave, shell-like form. Shapes taken from nature are transformed through their rendering in bronze and clay, together with a playful arrangement that imbues the work with a surrealist quality.

Verzutti's sculptures seem to come alive through ambiguous allusions to body parts, teasing us with sexual innuendo.


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