Joana Vasconcelos

March 23, 2014 @ Yatzer

Joana Vasconcelos has come to be known for her acute sense of scale, peculiar choice of materials and mastery of colour. Showing a strong affinity for the decontextualisation and subversion of pre-existent objects and everyday realities, her work is a melting pot of tradition and modernity, popular and erudite culture, the private and the public, as well as the hand-crafted and the industrial.

Lilicoptère, 2012. Bell 47 helicopter, ostrich feathers, Swarovski crystals, gold leaf, industrial coating, dyed leather upholstery embossed with fine gold, Arraiolos rugs, walnut wood, wood grain painting, passementerie. 300 x 274 x 1265 cm Courtesy Haunch of Venison/Christie's, London. Work produced in collaboration with Fundação Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva, Lisbon. 2012 Joana Vasconcelos Versailles, Château de Versailles, Versailles, photo © Joana Vasconcelos.

Lilicoptère, 2012 | Bell 47 helicopter, ostrich feathers, Swarovski crystals, gold leaf, industrial coating, dyed leather upholstery embossed with fine gold, Arraiolos rugs, walnut wood, wood grain painting, passementerie. | 300 x 274 x 1265 cm | Courtesy Haunch of Venison/Christie’s, London.
Work produced in collaboration with Fundação Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva, Lisbon.
2012 Joana Vasconcelos Versailles, Château de Versailles, Versailles, photo © Joana Vasconcelos.

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Joana Vasconcelos, Golden Valkyrie, 2012. Handmade woollen crochet, industrial knitted fabric, fabrics, ornaments, polyester, steel cables. 650 x 1140 x 1360 cm. Kalfayan Galleries, Athens 2012. Joana Vasconcelos Versailles, Château de Versailles, Versailles.

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