One of the most influential artists of his generation, Tunga (b. Palmares, Brazil 1952) lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Tunga’s extraordinary practice encompasses sculpture, performance, poetry and video. For over thirty years he has created an integrated body of work characterized by an associative interplay of mirroring and self-reference between individual pieces. For his first exhibition with the gallery, Tunga has created a series of meticulously constructed sculptural assemblages deploying the symbolic materials central to his sculptural vocabulary. Held together by magnetic force fields alchemic assemblages of talismanic objects sensually evoke the delicate equilibrium between life and death.
Pilar Corrias Gallery, 54 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8EF