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Adriano Amaral

The sculptures on display here are part of an ensemble that Adriano Amaral (b.1982, Ribeirão Preto) created for an exhibition in Amsterdam in 2015. Like many of his works, they are deliberately untitled, leaving the range of possible interpretations open to the viewer.

The materials and forms used in these abstract pieces, are typical of Amaral’s work recalling Arte Povera or process art. Forging delicate, experimental connections between organic form and materials that share a certain utility, whilst deploying an almost monochromatic palette they challenge the viewer’s gaze. Found or industrial materials such as silicon, cables, neon light and concrete are given unexpected details with softer or more fluid elements such as cosmetics, oil and aluminium powder. This coupling of materials, forms and their associations allude to architecture and even the human figure.


  1. Adriano Amaral Untitled, 2015

    Néon, silicone, maquillage, poudre d'aluminium
    237 x 130 x 12 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
    Acquisition 2015
    © Photo : Galerie Múrias Centeno, Lisbonne/Porto

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