Camila Oliveira Fairclough

Born in 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,Camila Oliveira Fairclough lives and works in Paris, where she graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts. Her paintings and prints refer to the history of abstract art, ready-made, concrete and visual poetry from her native Brazil, as well as pop and conceptual art. Adopting texts from posters, advertising banners, product packaging, or songs and conversations, she reduces them to their visual essence. The artist creates works which utilize letters, words and signs as graphic motifs, treated similarly to forms and colors. Deconstructing the boundaries between abstraction and figuration, her works introduce a tension between the visible and the readable, bringing to the limelight the issues behind the signification, the visual representation and the sound quality of words.

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