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b. 1982, Brazil

Paloma Bosquê Biography

Paloma Bosquê's research draws largely on her daily practice in the studio, where she handles and freely associates materials that are not typical of sculpture, creating compositions of varying formats and scales. In a constant search for a possible and consensual balance between her selected elements, the artist often develops specific methods to combine, juxtapose and merge materials without ever forcing them to a definitive interaction.

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She moves freely between brass, felt, bronze, coal, gum rosin, bee's wax, beef casing, craft paper, coffee sieves and wool, and is less concerned with the origins or potential symbolic value of each of the items than with their physical presence. Experimenting with the texture, weight and balance of her materials, Bosquê creates an extremely delicate visual landscape.

Each composition is an arrangement of singular materials. Felt and looms are handmade and tailored to the artist's choices, coffee sieves hold the traces of their former use and sheepskins are never the same. Bosquê focuses on the transience of matter and impermanence. Her works remind us of the fragility of the agreements that hold together everything we consider permanent or definitive.

Paloma Bosquê (Garça, 1982) lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

Her most recent solo exhibitions include O Oco e a Emenda, Pavilhão Branco, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon (2017); Field, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2016); O Incômodo, Pivô, São Paulo (2015).

Additionally, her work has been included in institutional group exhibitions as the Brasile. Il coltello nella carne, Pac - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2018); Bienal de Coimbra, Coimbra (2017); Mycorial Theatre, Pivô, São Paulo (2016); Projeto Piauí, Pivô, São Paulo (2016); Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, The Jewish Museum, New York (2016); United States of Latin America, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit (2015).

Text courtesy Mendes Wood DM.

Paloma Bosquê Featured Artworks

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Two-headed snake by Paloma Bosquê contemporary artwork sculpture
Paloma BosquêTwo-headed snake, 2018Beeswax with rosin eggs, iron frame with collagen tripe
5 x 56 x 11.5 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
Thorns #7 by Paloma Bosquê contemporary artwork mixed media
Paloma BosquêThorns #7, 2020Mandacaru thorns on translucent canvas
38.5 x 33.5 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
Plate #5 by Paloma Bosquê contemporary artwork sculpture
Paloma BosquêPlate #5, 2019Dental stone, led sheet, cacti thorn and beeswax with rosin
94 x 63 x 7 cm
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Mendes Wood DM
Plate #2 by Paloma Bosquê contemporary artwork sculpture
Paloma BosquêPlate #2, 2019Dental stone, led sheet, papier mâché and beeswax with rosin
94 x 63 x 7 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
Blind Plates by Paloma Bosquê contemporary artwork sculpture
Paloma BosquêBlind Plates, 2019Cotton fibre and dental stone
Blum & Poe Contact Gallery
Cell Shell by Paloma Bosquê contemporary artwork sculpture
Paloma BosquêCell Shell, 2019Cotton fibre, dental stone, and paint
16 x 32 x 21 cm
Blum & Poe Contact Gallery
Black Sun by Paloma Bosquê contemporary artwork sculpture
Paloma BosquêBlack Sun, 2019Cotton fibre, iron, and hand-woven lurex thread
Blum & Poe Contact Gallery
Pinky Plate by Paloma Bosquê contemporary artwork painting, sculpture
Paloma BosquêPinky Plate, 2019Cotton fibre, dental stone, and acrylic paint
36 x 20 x 3 cm
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Blum & Poe

Paloma Bosquê Recent Exhibitions

Paloma Bosquê Represented By

Mendes Wood DM contemporary art gallery in São Paulo, Brazil Mendes Wood DM Brussels, New York, São Paulo
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