BÁRBARA ASSIS PACHECO
Lisbon, Portugal, 1973
Presented by GALERIA MONUMENTAL
Bárbara Assis Pacheco’s work is based on the universe of cabinets of curiosities [«cabinets de curiosités»] and the observation and interrogation of civilizations. The materials she usually chooses give subversive use to papers that apparently do not seem to be destined for “artistic creation”. As can be seen in the examples: Effeuillage XII, from the series “Ridicule” (2018) made in envelopes, or Amazonia, from the series “Solo Comum” (2017), drawn on maps.
With an extensive and varied work created from the collections of museums of ethnology and natural sciences, Bárbara Assis Pacheco has devoted special attention to animals and plants. She has also reflected on “the natural size of things” in their relationship with the body, space and time, always through a curious and ironic gaze and a mastery of the stroke, thought and materials.