Tonico Lemos Auad


Tonico Lemos Auad

 

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*1968, Regno Unito, vive e lavora a Londra, Inghilterra
 
 
PORCELAIN / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
courtesy of the artist
 
THE LENTERN ROOM / 2019 / wooden sculpture
 
SLOW WALK / 2019 / wooden sculpture
 
UNTITLED / 2019 / wooden sculpture
 
VIOLIN / 2019 / wooden sculpture
 
CATHEDRAL / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
 
RIBCAGE / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
 
UNTITLED / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
 
STILL ABOVE WATER / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
 
UNTITLED / 2020 / wood and linen thread
 
UNTITLED / 2019 / hand woven textile with wool and recycled yarn
 
UNTITLED / 2019 / hand woven textile with recycled yarn, linen and cotton thread
 
all works courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

 

 

 

Nella sua pratica multiforme, Tonico Lemos Auad (*1968, Brasile) indaga la materialità, la sensualità, il processo e il modo in cui le persone negoziano lo spazio che le circonda. Si occupa delle manifestazioni concrete delle credenze, con particolare attenzione al significato personale e culturale degli oggetti nella vita quotidiana. Nel suo modo di lavorare, che spesso include elementi legati all’architettura e al paesaggio, utilizza tecniche tradizionali solitamente associate all’artigianato, come il ricamo, l’intaglio del legno e la scalpellatura.

Le sue opere affascinano per la loro tattilità e l’accurata lavorazione. A un secondo sguardo, ci si accorge anche del potenziale poetico che risiede nelle sue opere, un lirismo che viene sottolineato dallo spazio in cui sono collocate. Si prende così coscienza di come il pensiero dell’artista si riveli a partire dall’uso dei materiali. Negli ultimi anni, la pratica artistica di Auad si è concentrata su vari tipi di produzione tessile, come la maglieria, l’uncinetto, il ricamo e la tessitura. I suoi tessuti sono definiti dal processo della loro fabbricazione, per cui ogni singolo punto, anello dell’uncinetto e filo intrecciato si rivela lentamente. Esposte nella Sala Trenker, le colonne di Auad sono state realizzate con legno riciclato proveniente da edifici storici londinesi e, con minimi tratti distintivi come gli anelli neri o i pizzi sfrangiati, si ispirano al famoso giardino del famoso regista britannico Derek Jarman vicino a Dungeness, nel Kent (UK).

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*1968, Vereinigtes Königreich, lebt und arbeitet in London, England
 
 
PORCELAIN / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
courtesy of the artist
 
THE LENTERN ROOM / 2019 / wooden sculpture
 
SLOW WALK / 2019 / wooden sculpture
 
UNTITLED / 2019 / wooden sculpture
 
VIOLIN / 2019 / wooden sculpture
 
CATHEDRAL / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
 
RIBCAGE / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
 
UNTITLED / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
 
STILL ABOVE WATER / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
 
UNTITLED / 2020 / wood and linen thread
 
UNTITLED / 2019 / hand woven textile with wool and recycled yarn
 
UNTITLED / 2019 / hand woven textile with recycled yarn, linen and cotton thread
 
all works courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

 

 

 

Tonico Lemos Auad (*1968, Brasilien) untersucht in seiner vielfältigen Praxis Materialität, Sinnlichkeit, Prozess und die Art und Weise, wie Menschen den sie umgebenden Raum verhandeln. Er beschäftigt sich mit den physischen Manifestationen von Glaubensvorstellungen, wobei er sich insbesondere mit der persönlichen oder kulturellen Bedeutung befasst, die Gegenständen im täglichen Leben zukommt.

In seiner einzigartigen Arbeitsweise, die oft die Bedingungen von Architektur und Landschaft miteinbezieht, greift er traditionelle, mit dem Handwerk verbundene Techniken wie Stickerei, Holzschnitzerei und Steinmetzarbeiten auf, so wie auch bei den Arbeiten, welche im Trenker-Saal ausgestellt sind. Seine Werke bestechen durch ihre Taktilität, die intensive Arbeit und die akkurate Verarbeitung, die offensichtlich mit ihrer Herstellung verbunden ist. Geht man noch einen Schritt weiter, wird man sich ihrer poetischen Assoziationen bewusst, die durch den Raum, in den sie gestellt werden, noch verstärkt werden, und erahnt die inhaltlichen Überlegungen des Künstlers, die sich in der Verwendung der Materialien offenbaren. In den letzten Jahren beschäftigte sich Auad in seiner künstlerischen Praxis vor allem mit verschiedenen Arten der Textilherstellung, wie Stricken, Häkeln, Sticken und Weben. Seine Textilien werden durch den Prozess ihrer Herstellung definiert, wobei sich langsam jede einzelne Masche, jeder Häkelring und jeder gewebte Faden offenbart. Auads Säulen aus recyceltem Holz von historischen Gebäuden aus London, die im Trenker-Saal ausgestellt sind, und welche subtile Unterscheidungsmerkmalen aufweisen wie z.B. angebrachte schwarze Ringe oder ausgefranste Spitzen, inspirieren sich am berühmten Garten des bekannten britischen Regisseurs Derek Jarman in der Nähe von Dungeness, Kent (GB).

 

 

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*1968, United Kingdom, lives and works in London, England
 
 
PORCELAIN / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
courtesy of the artist
 
THE LENTERN ROOM / 2019 / wooden sculpture
 
SLOW WALK / 2019 / wooden sculpture
 
UNTITLED / 2019 / wooden sculpture
 
VIOLIN / 2019 / wooden sculpture
 
CATHEDRAL / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
 
RIBCAGE / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
 
UNTITLED / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
 
STILL ABOVE WATER / 2019 / woven linen and wool in wood frame
 
UNTITLED / 2020 / wood and linen thread
 
UNTITLED / 2019 / hand woven textile with wool and recycled yarn
 
UNTITLED / 2019 / hand woven textile with recycled yarn, linen and cotton thread
 
all works courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

 

 

 

Tonico Lemos Auad’s (*1968, Brasil) varied practice investigates materiality, sensuality, process and how people negotiate the space around them. He was born in Belém, Brazil, in 1968 and now lives and works in London. Auad explores physical manifestations of belief, specifically looking at the personal or cultural significance afforded to objects in everyday life. Often encompassing notions of architecture and landscape, Auad’s unique way of working subverts traditional techniques associated with crafts such as embroidery, woodcarving and stonemasonry, just as in the works included in the Sala Trenker exhibition. His works are instantly appealing for their tactility and for the intense labour that is evidently involved in creating them. Close observation of the works is rewarded by finding intricate and delicate details. By going even one step further, one becomes aware of their poetic associations, that are further enhanced by the space they are placed in, and begins to divine the artist’s thought process, also hinted at through the use of materials. In recent years, different modes of textile production such as knitting, crochet, needle work and weaving have featured in Auad’s practice. His textiles are defined by the process of their making, slowly revealing each individual stitch, crocheted loop and interwoven thread. Auad’s pillars, presented at the Sala Trenker, with their subtle distinguishing features, e.g. black rings or frayed lace, and their recycled timber from historical buildings in London, are inspired by the famous garden of the renowned British director Derek Jarman near Dungeness, Kent (UK).