eduardo coimbra
escada, 2014
relief on wood
150 x 120 cm

Through his drawings, paintings, maquettes and objects, Eduardo Coimbra has developed and investigated an interest in landscape, spatial perception and their infinite ramifications. Specifically, Coimbra has focused on the relationship between appearance and reality, with an underlying quest to understand the place of contemporary production in the history of classical iconography. According to curator Agnaldo Farias, 'the artist seems to suggest that the outside landscape, of which one gathers an image as one walks through it and sees it, is just as tangible as the pictorial representation of that landscape. In fact, they are two inextricable elements –the skin of the world is constituted equally of our ideas and of the images that we extract from it. The one who walks the world is simultaneously and inevitably the center of the world –they are its founder.' 

 

Coimbra initiated his career in the early 1990s, as he began to reinvent mundane objects through the use of small motors, lights and electric mechanisms. With time, the focus of his work gradually shifted to large scale pieces, culminating in the creation of important public installations. In addition to his commission work, Coimbra's series of maquetes, which he began to create in 1999, along with his photographs/collages where islands appear to float in the sky oneirically, evoke the artist's interest for imagination, grandiosity and for human existence. 

 

Eduardo Coimbra was born in 1955 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he lives and works.  Recent solo exhibitions include: Fatos arquitetônicos, at Galeria Nara Roesler (2015), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Uma escultura na sala, at Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim (2015), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Futebol no Campo Ampliado, at Paço Imperial (2014), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Projeto Nuvem, at Lexus Hybrid Art Project (2013), in Moscow, Russia. He has also participated in the 29th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2010) and the 3rd Mercosul Biennial, Brazil (2001). Recent group shows include: Horizontes – A paisagem nas coleções MAM Rio, at Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio) (2018), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Cá entre nós, at Galeria Villa Aymoré (2018), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Fronteiras, limites, interseções: entre a arte e o design, at Caixa Cultural (2017), in São Paulo, Brasil; Brazil, Beleza?!, at Museum Beelden aan zee (2016), in The Hague, Netherlands. His works are part of important institutional collections, such as: Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil; Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museu do Açude, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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    Luisa Duarte, InfoGlobo – O Globo 18.5.2015
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