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  • Marcia de Moraes, O Alagamento (The Flood), 2012, graphite and colored pencil on paper, 70 7/8 x 86 5/8".

    Marcia de Moraes

    Galeria Leme

    With an intensity bordering on obsession, the young Brazilian artist Marcia de Moraes questions the nature of coexistence in the six large-scale abstract drawings in colored pencil and graphite—five diptychs and one polyptych—that made up her exhibition “Corpo Duplo” (Double Body). Far from spontaneous, de Moraes’s drawings take as long as a month to finish. As significant as their pictorial form and color palette are the psychological qualities the artist attributes to them, as indicated by their titles. They evoke ambiguous mental spaces where opposing and attracting forces contend.

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