Everything Is Alive: A Conversation with Maria Nepomuceno
by Robert Preece
Dynamic forms, organic shapes, and bright colors
loaded with implied growth and energy characterize
Maria Nepomuceno's work. "Everything is in transformation,"
she says. "Everything is alive in the work."
Beginning with a point and a line - via a bead and a
string - Nepomuceno builds up forms and compositions,
creating sculptures and installations that aim to
exchange "affection" between artworks and viewers/
participants. This affection has clearly resonated,
prompting invitations for solo exhibitions at the Victoria
Miro Gallery in London (2016–17), the Barbican Centre
in London (2016), the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio
de Janeiro (2013), Turner Contemporary in Margate,
England (2012), and Magasin III in Stockholm (2010).
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Nepomuceno continues to live
in and draw inspiration from that city....see the entire article in the print version of sept's Sculpture magazine.
Untitled, 2016. Ropes, beads, ceramic, and braided straw, 200 x 100 x 90 cm.