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 ...

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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.

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About the Artist

About Marepe

Marepe was born in Northeastern Brazil in 1970, and his work reflects a deep connection to the local traditions, history, and customs of the Bahia ...Read More
Marepe was born in Northeastern Brazil in 1970, and his work reflects a deep connection to the local traditions, history, and customs of the Bahia region. He transforms objects used in everyday life such aluminum basins, plastic buckets, water filters, and telephone cards into sculptural objects that take on a social and poetic significance while questioning the institutional status of the art object. In this respect, Marepe's work is related to Marcel Duchamp's provocative 1917 presentation of a sculpture entitled Fountain that was, in fact, a urinal that the artist purchased from a local iron works.

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

Doce Céu De Santo Antônio (Santo Antônio's Sweet Sky), 2001

Marepe

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17.00" x 12.00" $400 $250
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Print made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with glossy finish.

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