Carla Chaim
(b. 1983, Brazil)
Carla Chaim she lives and works in São Paulo. Her work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions including Os Primeiros Dez Anos, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2010) and Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. Abstract Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros collection
CIFO, Miami, USA (2014). She has participated in several art residencies, among them Arteles, Finland (2013) and The Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, (2010). Both in her works on paper as well as in her photographs and actions recorded on video, Carla Chaim seeks to go beyond the bounds of the traditional conception of drawing. More than a support for the development of an idea, or an initial sketch of a work to be created, drawing in her work appears essentially as a vestige of a body's action.
The installation consists of a series of interrelated photographs, graphite structures and a video. These serve as vehicles to examine the relationship between the body, the architecture and the drawing. In a series of performances recorded in a sterile space, the artist's body is used as supportive element for black ribbon lines – a drawing composition that connects, transforms and deconstructs existing spatial relationships. It is the artist's body that becomes the main instrument for creating new forms, whilst emphasising the physicality of the space though the demanding postures. It is juxtaposed with the fragile graphite objects dispersed around. Made from traditional drawing material, three-dimensional structures are created through the act of folding, tearing and cutting machine-made flat forms.
Carla Chaim. Rectangle Piece, 2017. Archival inkjet print Produced by PinchukArtCentre
Carla Chaim. Section Piece, 2017. Archival inkjet print Produced by PinchukArtCentre
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