Luiz Roque

Carina Paoletti

The vessels Carina Paoletti created during her residency at EKWC make you feel like dancing. The intuitively built sculptures are full of movement, they twist and turn and throb with exciting rhythms. Sparsely glazed, the works delve deep into the soul of Brazil, where music and dance are such a natural part of daily life. But its significance goes way beyond joy or pleasure: from Brazil’s colonial era to the present, dance has always been connected with resistance and identity. The surface of the vessels clearly carries the marks of making, traces of fingertips, a sense of carving, beating the clay into shape.

Juan Parada

Combining algorithmic precision with personal, poetic gestures, Juan Parada’s (BR) ceramic reliefs effortlessly flow from organic to geometric and back again. A diamond pattern twists into a flurry of whirling smoke; an intricate play of lines creates innumerable intertwining shapes and figures. The Brazilian artist uses software to create a basic design that may consist of over a hundred separate pieces and then shapes each piece individually to create more depth and movement. Glazes and the play of light turn each work into a vivid world of infinite detail. During his residency at EKWC, Parada explored a different approach: he adjusted the texture of the clay to emulate the plasticity of oil paint, and used it to apply thick ‘brush strokes’ to two 100 x 100 cm clay panels. The resulting reliefs evoke natural phenomena from a microscopic to a cosmic scale.

Camila Sposati |1

Camila Sposati |2

Nathalia Favaro

Renata Pedrosa

Cesar Fujimoto

Eduardo Padilha