Juliana Cerqueira Leite
Prêmio PIPA 2023 (nominated)
Juliana Cerqueira Leite is a Brazilian artist interested in the parameters of the body and the space that it creates; her large-scale and tactile sculptures investigate the abilities and constraints of the human body. “Creating new forms is a mission for me,” said Cerqueira Leite, “a way of not reasserting the world as it is, but of positing a transformation”. The artist’s sculptures testify to one’s ability to transmute the world around them. Using her own body as a primary tool, Cerqueira Leite digs, combs, scratches, and pushes through her materials —which include clay, latex and plaster— to create organic forms. Her sculptures retain impressions of the artist’s legs, arms and fingers and often resemble skin, bone and similarly corporeal matter. Explaining her use of materials, Cerqueira Leite has said: “One of the reasons I use so much density of material is that I want to upset the status quo: the idea that matter is consistently subservient to our desires. I want to put myself in a position where matter is in just as much control as I am”.
Acrystal Prima, steel, pigment, glass fiber142 x 71 x 71 cm (55 29⁄32 x 27 15⁄16 x 27 15⁄16 inches)
Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo
May 19 - Jul 17, 2022
Lyles & King, New York
May 12 - Jun 25, 2022
Centro Federico García Lorca, Granada
Oct 29 - Feb 13, 2022
The catskills, New York
Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2021
We’re delighted to present the second chapter of the joint project by Bombon, Galeria Joan Prats and NoguerasBlanchard, taking place in Fonteta, a small village in the Empordà region from June to September.
The exhibition, conceived in two chapters, brings together artists from three different generations. The proposal begins with a concept from the Empordà Parar la fresca (to take in fresh air) described by Josep Pla in the book Las Horas (The Hours), 1953.Discover