Rodrigo Almeida | Servant Lamp, Slaves Series, 2013 | Steel, wood, plastic
Rodrigo Almeida
Rodrigo Almeida | Hammock, 2013 | Hand-made cotton fabric, perforated leather
Rodrigo Almeida
Rodrigo Almeida

Rodrigo Almeida

Born in Sorocaba, Brazil, 1975; lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil

I work at the intersection of an object’s appearance (its aesthetics), and the demands of its construction (the process). It is important for an object to communicate, to demonstrate its place in time, representative of its culture. Everything is a hybrid, and miscegenation—the intermingling of races—is an important theme. Structures are also important. I work mostly with visible structures, overlapping different layers of materials, creating a tension between the flexible and inflexible. Flexible materials bend, crumple, and interlace the structures in a natural movement, as if matter was casually thrown at the structure. This poetic game is the result of my perception and understanding of Brazilian cultural processes.

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