reviews

  • Marepe, Satélite baldio (Vacant Satellite), 2006–2007, buckets, screws, 118 1⁄8 × 118 1⁄8 × 118 1⁄8".

    Marepe, Satélite baldio (Vacant Satellite), 2006–2007, buckets, screws, 118 1⁄8 × 118 1⁄8 × 118 1⁄8".

    Marepe

    Pinacoteca do Estado / Estação Pinacoteca

    The Brazilian artist Marepe has been called a regional Surrealist and a Bahian Duchamp. He draws on a range of Surrealist strategies to produce his readymade-based works, or “necéssaires,” as he calls them. Dislocation, condensation, repetition, transposition, and puns both visual and linguistic are all part of his process. The thirty-three pieces on view in the large-scale solo exhibition “Marepe: estranhamente comum” (Marepe: Oddly Common) included assemblage, sculpture, video, photography, drawing, and painting, but installations predominated, often combining natural materials such as wood

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