In the “Peludinhos” series, the canvas covered in synthetic skin refers to the desire for human skin. They refer to a people whose skin and touch is allowed and widely present in the lives of people and in the customs of Brazilians. However, touching and handing is sometimes a problem for art that does not allow touch on the screens, and its relationship with an audience as tactile as the Brazilian people whose experience first arises from the desire to “touch the unknown”. The artist uses the skin feature to expand the idea of a canvas closed in on itself and that does not allow touch. The famous, “Don’t touch” is not for those works that not only invite the touch, but demand it. For the artist, each “furry” is like a being endowed with some life of its own, with personality, they change with the wind, and with the places where they are installed. They can be combed and modified by the person who owns it. A "furry" is like a work of art by pet.

Dafne (2020) - Series: Peludinhos - Synthetic skin, pearls, and satin ribbon, feather and nail on canvas - 38x32

Edipo (2020) - Series: Peludinhos - Synthetic skin, glass, rabbit fur and nail on canvas - 134x84

Eurydice (2020) - Series: Peludinhos - Synthetic skin, gold-plated metal ring, metal thread and nail on canvas

- 32x22

Our gaze is addicted to consuming, we look at things and people in an almost unhealthy way, it is crossed, it is polluted by thoughts, by individualistic positions, by personal fetishes, and I admit that we are made up of all of this, but we need to heal our way of seeing, we need to have a more polite, careful, affectionate look. A look that does not consume, but that admires. A look that does not analyze and judge, but perceives subtleties. A kinder look. For ourselves, and others for ourselves. Art can teach us to look differently, with more caution, with more affection and care. And it can also be the powerful tool to turn the key to objectification, mysteriously, in our favor. And in this way the works, “Peludinhos” and the series, “A Imperatriz”, appear. The first deals with the issue of objectification, and the second with the construction of this imaginary other than the always sexualized imaginary common to trans and transvestite women. It is an artistic answer to a real problem.

Furry #4 (2019) - Series: Peludinhos - Synthetic skin, metal hoop and metal line on canvas - 64x60

 

Basic pink (2019) - Series: Peludinhos - Synthetic skin, black pearls, gold-plated metal hoop and line on canvas -58x44

Peludinho # 2 (2019) - Series: Peludinhos - Synthetic skin, metal ring and beads on canvas - 42x30

Peludinho #1 (2019) - Series: Peludinhos - Synthetic skin, metal ring and feather on chassis - 32x16

Furry #5 (2019) Series:Peludinhos - Synthetic skin and gold leaf on canvas - 40cm diameter

Golden ass (2019) - Series: Peludinhos - Gold leaves and synthetic skin - 20cm diameter

Furry #6 (2019) - Series: Peludinhos - Synthetic skin and felt on canvas - 30cm diameter

In the object series “Peludinhos” I create screens with open orifices that allude to holes in the anus and that insatiable desire that the Brazilian has to “stick his finger where he is not called”. The screens provoke the viewer to stick his finger in the hole, which in turn is the hole that houses the biggest taboos related to sexual practices. Also in the “Peludinhos” series, the covered canvas reminds us of the desire for the skin. They refer to a people whose skin, touch is allowed, widely present in people's lives and customs. Touching, handing, is sometimes even a problem for art and its relationship with an audience as tactile as the Brazilian people whose experience first arises from the desire to “touch the unknown”, their skin.

Black ass (2019) - Series: Peludinhos - Acrylic and synthetic skin on canvas - 50cm diameter

Light brown ass (2019) - Series: Peludinhos - Acrylic and synthetic skin on canvas - 20cm diameter

Dark brown ass (2019) - Series: Peludinhos - Acrylic and synthetic skin on canvas - 30cm diameter

Ariadne (2020) - Series: Peludinhos - Synthetic skin, gold-plated metal ring, beads, thread, pin and nail on canvas

- 25cm diameter

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