Galeria Nara Roesler | São Paulo presents A Carne do Mar [The Flesh of the Ocean], solo show by artist Brigida Baltar curated by Marcelo Campos in which the artist presents 12 sculptures of ceramics or enameled porcelain created in 2017.
According to the Rio de Janeiro artist, the seed for this new series came from a childhood memory, when, searching for perfect seashells on the sands of Copacabana, she found nothing but fragments. "It was in the fragments - shards of disappointment - that I discovered the organic shapes and learned of the power of incompleteness." Baltar adds that by developing these works she was thinking of the meaning of the word "chimera" in its many contexts: daydream, fiction, mythical monster, fish.
In her body of work, the artist often investigates the intimate feminine universe, mining the hidden layers in the architectures of the world, frequently starting from natural, organic elements, Baltar makes the ocean her intimate space. "Thinking of the ocean and the word chimera, I discovered that in the depths all beings are hybrids," she says.