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Miguel Branco

Miguel Branco’s (b. 1963, Castelo Branco, Portugal) sculptures evoke an enigmatic universe, both in their form and meaning. Of characteristically small dimensions, the works force the beholder to look closely and enter into a dialogue. Their ambiguous presence, which offers no narrative, entertains and unnerves at the same time. His sculptures, which are formed with Fimo modelling clay around a wire and wooden core, also rekindle visual fragments from our collective culture. Surrealism, symbolism, pop culture and natural history are intertwined and make for a surprising composition of disquieting naturalism.

Artworks

  1. Miguel Branco Untitled (Chocolate Man), 2007

    Sculpture en fimo, bois, fil de fer
    17 x 16 x 5 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2008 - l’artiste
    © Photo : Wilfred J. Jones

  1. Miguel Branco Untitled (Owl), 2007

    Sculpture en fimo, bois, fil de fer
    23 x 9 x 5 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2008 - Amis des Musées d’Art et d’Histoire, Luxembourg
    Vue de l’exposition Portugal Agora – À propos des lieux d’origine, 16.12.2007 – 07.04.2008, Mudam Luxembourg
    © Photo: Andrés Lejona

  1. Miguel Branco Untitled (Puff), 2007

    Sculpture en fimo, bois, fil de fer
    8 x 5 x 6 cm
    Donation 2008 - l’artiste
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    © Photo : José Manuel Costa Alves

  1. Miguel Branco Untitled (Red Tree), 2007

    Sculpture en fimo, bois, fil de fer
    18 x 20 x 19 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2008 - Amis des Musées d’Art et d’Histoire, Luxembourg
    Vue de l’exposition Portugal Agora – À propos des lieux d’origine, 16.12.2007 – 07.04.2008, Mudam Luxembourg
    © Photo: Andrés Lejona

  1. Miguel Branco Untitled (White Bat), 2007

    Sculpture en fimo, bois, fil de fer
    16 x 42 x 9 cm
    Donation 2008 - Amis des Musées d’Art et d’Histoire, Luxembourg
    © Photo : Wilfred J. Jones

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