Exploring scale and perception, Brazilian artist José Damasceno’s imaginative and surreal approach to sculpture is catalogued in this comprehensive, first-time monograph. The artist is best known for large-scale sculptures and installations that deconstruct and transform common objects—from pencils and cigarettes to hammers and strings—into the unfamiliar. Damasceno’s practice is preoccupied with the idea of morphing and transition, moving from one medium to another to form a layered process that tests the relationship between networks and diagrams to surprise and disorientate the viewer. From a solo show at the MCA Chicago to representing Brazil at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, Damasceno has crossed multiple borders to become firmly established in the contemporary art world. This in-depth survey features some 200 color illustrations, with texts by Aurora García and José Thomaz Brum, plus an interview between the artist and Tate Modern curator Ann Gallagher.
9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches / 196 pp / 120 color
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EDITORA COBOGÓ, RIO DE JANEIRO