Artur Lescher stands out in the contemporary Brazilian art scene with his three-dimensional work. His pieces transcend their sculptural character, crossbreeding the boundaries of installations and objects to modify the understanding of these categories and the space in which they insert themselves. The fundamental elements of his discourse artist relies in the particular, uninterrupted and precise dialogue with both architecture and design, and on his choice of materials, which can be metal, stone, wood, felt, salts, brass and copper.Read More
Even if Lescher's work is strongly linked to industrial processes, achieving extreme refinement and rigour, his production does not have the form as the only purpose, actually, it goes beyond it. By juxtaposing solid geometrical structures and materials with characteristics of impermanence or changeability, such as water, olive oil, and salt, Lescher emphasises imponderability. Or 'the restlessness,' as the critic and curator Agnaldo Farias remarked in relation to 'his pieces, which oppose an exact, clean appearance transmit a sense of inquietude, as if we, the spectators, were in the imminence of watching the irruption of something, (…) which could transform into violence, into the clashing of materials, in the deformation of a body, the traces of an action that is already finished.' This contradiction opens space for myth and imagination, essential elements for the construction process.
Born in 1962 in São Paulo where Artur Lescher still lives and works. Some of his latest solo shows include: Artur Lescher: suspensão, at Estação Pinacoteca (2019), in São Paulo, Brazil; Asterismos, at Almine Rech Gallery (2019), in Paris, France; Porticus, at Palais d’Iéna (2017), in Paris, France; Inner Landscape, at Piero Atchugarry Gallery (2016), in Pueblo Garzón, Uruguay. Recent group shows include: Tension and Dynamism, at Atchugarry Art Center (2018), in Miami, USA; Mundos transversales–Colección permanente de la Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, at Fundación Pablo Atchugarry (2017), in Maldonado, Uruguay; Everything you are I am not: Latin American Contemporary Art from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection, at Mana Contemporary (2016), in Jersey, USA; El círculo caminaba tranquilo, at Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA) (2014), in Buenos Aires, Argentina; The Circle Walked Casually, at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle (2013), in Berlin, Germany. His works are included in major public collections such as those of the: Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), Houston, USA; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Text courtesy Galeria Nara Roesler.
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Ocula’s photographer Charles Roussel visited Galeria Nara Roesler's booth (B29) at Art Basel Miami Beach. They brought works to the fair by Marcos Chaves, Lucia Koch, Artur Lescher, Cao Guimarães, Milton Machado and Paulo Bruscky.
Suspensão, Artur Lescher Estação Pinacoteca–from March 23 rd to June 24 th 2019 Curadoria/Curated by: Camila Bechelany Direção/Director: Ricardo Gaioso Direção de Fotografia/Photography: Douglas Ferreira Câmera/Camera: Mateus Brandão Montagem/Editing: Douglas Ferreira
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