Um Galeria

Zé Carlos Garcia

Visual artist, he attended the Fine Arts School at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the Parque Laje Visual Arts School. Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.

His poetics consists of elaborating hybrids, sometimes resulting in sculptures as in the series of birds, sometimes objects, insects and their relations between science and art and its consequences. The birds series presents a redefinition of the modern notion of sculpture as a static volume– by with the plumage art technique imprints its organicism on a volume that, from its inception, presents itself as a dynamic form. By adding to the work carefully chosen parts of household furnishing, Garcia removes them from their functional context without provoking resignification: the arm of a chair remains an arm. The insects series led to an investigation that unfolded into the redefinition of “insects” – understood as a kind of simulacrum in the face of the “Beautiful”. The series also investigates and interferes in their skeletons, searching for new structural arrangements organized by art, reducing entomology to aesthetics.

Cassia Bomeny Galeria

Alísio, 2012

sculpture with feathers

180 x 120 x 100 cm

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Cassia Bomeny Galeria

Repousário, 2017

sculpture in wood and feathers

65 x 13 x 9 cm

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Cassia Bomeny Galeria

Self-portrait, 2016

diptych in wood furniture and feathers

80 x 45 x 16 cm (cada)

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