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BEPPE KESSLER
SIGNS OF LIFE

CELIO BRAGA
THE YEARS. THE TEARS. THE RAINBOW. THE ENDLESS SEA

OPENING ON
SATURDAY 15TH OF SEPTEMBER, 15.00-17.00
ARTIST TALK BETWEEN THE ARTISTS 14.00
MODERATOR ROBERTA BURCHARDT

THE EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL 6TH OF OCTOBER


BEPPE KESSLER:

 


 

 

 

 


CELIO BRAGA
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In the exhibition Signs of life, Beppe Kessler shows jewellery, drawings and paintings. There is a strong interaction between the drawings/paintings and the jewellery. A painting or drawing can be the starting point of a brooch and vice versa.
In paint on aluminium, she draws lines with an etching needle. Scratching deep into the metal, the needle leaves traces and causes the surface to shimmer and shine. The painted image becomes spatial, making it float as if it is three dimensional.
Materials carry a wealth of meanings, but Beppe Kessler is looking for a more universal kind of poetry. The mixed materials she uses for the compositions are often plain and of no value. She gives them new meaning to enter a rhythmic line play together. On the one hand, it is a constant searching for the most minimal form, and on the other, a feast of bringing different materials together that call out for the viewer to touch them.

Beppe Kessler is an artist living and working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She graduated from Gerrit Rietveld, the Textile Department, 1979. Since then she has been exhibited worldwide, awarded for her excellent work and purchased to a number of collections.

In the exhibition The Years. The Tears. The Rainbow. The Endless Sea. Célio Braga transforms personal and fragile materials into pieces that together deliver a landscape over our transient bodies and the passing of time, a landscape of love and sorrow.
A dialogue between Braga's artistic practice and contemporary jewelry has always been present, a body-related art-form where both the physical properties of the materials and the techniques employed, shape embodied, intimate and personal meanings.
The pieces´ crafted forms come through in a process of transformation, transgression and care. The inscription of hours, days and years in our lives, the essential aspect in Célio Braga´s work, is done through techniques that demand time, concentration, repetition, constantly adding meaning to the material, to the work.

Célio Braga is an artist living and working both in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and São Paulo, Brazil. He graduated from Gerrit Rietveld, 2000 and before that he studied at The Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, USA. August - October 2018 he is an artist in Residence at Iaspis studios in Stockholm.
This exhibition is his second at Platina in Stockholm.


 

 
 

 

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