The Reliquary Mirror, inspired by the story of artisan Wagner Trindade. refers to the meaning of the reliquaries that hold within themselves the image of the most important person for us, that should be ourselves in fact.
Entering the world of Wagner Trindade is the same as entering his soul. His story is written there. Each wall, each mold, each tool, each finished or unfinished piece brings its strength and emotion. His admiration for his father, who taught him the trade, is part of the stories he tells with pride. His stubbornness in finding his own path is present in the pieces in wood and iron, but now that re realizes his enormous capacity to create we can also see his identity overflows between words, smiles and skillful hands that seems will never stop.
A floor of stars was what I felt when looking at an almost infinite amount of brass cutouts scattered on the floor of the workshop, leftover plates used to make Moroccan lamps, a somewhat different tradition that I found in Tiradentes, MG. It was the effect of light and shadow generated by them that won my eye and ended up giving rise to a reliquary mirror, which when opening reflects the image of our most precious asset, ourselves.
Artisans, gold that flourish by hands
Making an allusion to the gold taken from Brazil by the Portuguese crown during the colonial period, the Artisans collection wants to show that the true Brazilian gold is still here, latent, waiting to be found.
There is an immense wealth stored in every artisan of this country, we just have to get rid of stereotypes and learn to see. The pieces of the collection are inspired by five artisans from Tiradentes (MG) and their different expertise.
Through them I present my gaze on the work of each one. There are dressers, tables, mirrors and lamps with the soul of each artisan and mine too.
Artisans are our wealth, our roots, our culture. Carvings, sculptures, embroidery and the like emerge from their hands, from their hearts love, respect and sensitivity. An honor for me that they allow me to enter their worlds and bring them into mine. Artisans Collection is a tribute to them, the people responsible for passing on much of our traditions.
Wood work from São Paulo, SP - Brazil Bronze mirror from São Paulo, SP - Brazil
2019 | Artisans, gold that flourish by hands | Yankatu Gallery, São Paulo, SP - Brazil 2018 | Artisans, gold that flourish by hands | Espaço Raízes, Tiradentes, MG - Brazil 2018 l MADE l Bienal de São Paulo, SP - Brazil