São Paulo

Sandra Tucci

Galeria Luisa Strina

It seems almost redundant to point out the relationship between Sandra Tucci’s recent work and Minimalism. The influence of Minimalism on contemporary Brazilian art is comparable only to the degree to which it has been reread and modified by local tradition. The resulting mix of cultural traditions produces work in which a sophisticated formal intelligence finds itself at the service of the immediacy of sensory experience. On this occasion, Tucci literally framed the space of the gallery with a structure made of L-shaped metallic modules of various sizes. Despite the constructive emphasis of the work, these pieces were not neutral, identical elements. On the contrary, each module accommodated, in the space defined by the intersection of walls, ceiling, and floor, a series of colorful elements of a decorative character: violently colored cocoons, straw, velvet, plush balls. This was a

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