Doce Céu De Santo Antônio (Santo Antônio's Sweet Sky), 2001 - Marepe
About the Work
About Doce Céu De Santo Antônio (Santo Antônio's Sweet Sky)
In Doce Céu de Santo Antí´nio (Santo Antonio's Sweet Sky) Marepe is photographed standing outdoors, one arm raised, holding a stick of white cotton candy and pointing it up to the blue sky of his hometown Santo ...Read More
In Doce Céu de Santo Antí´nio (Santo Antonio's Sweet Sky) Marepe is photographed standing outdoors, one arm raised, holding a stick of white cotton candy and pointing it up to the blue sky of his hometown Santo Antí´nio de Jesus in Brazil. In the image, the cotton candy's form almost blends with the white, puffy clouds in the bright blue sky, and Marepe appears exultant or triumphant. The work is a playful reference to childhood and memory, recurring subjects in Marepe's work. It also alludes to the artist's sweet, personal relationship to his home town.Read Less
About the Artist
Duchamp called these objects "readymades" to reflect his use of an already existing object. Marepe refers to his sculptures as "necessities," in order to emphasize their social origins and connection to the subsistence economy of rural Brazil. "Necessities" are transformed by Marepe's artistic intervention into objects with almost spiritual power.Read Less
DescriptionPrint made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with glossy finish.
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DimensionsThis print contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing and the quoted dimensions are for the paper size and not the printed size of the image itself.
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