Fernando Marques Penteado
Artist talk by Fernando Marques Penteado on the occasion of the group exhibition Dear Yves, at KIOSK.
Organised in collaboration with KASK Lectures.
Fernando Marques Penteado is a Brazilian artist living in Brussels. His work is created with a very well defined method that involves long processes and specific techniques that are tenaciously operated. Under the alias of gender, which naturally brings to the fore false assumptions based on rooted prejudice, the artist has a work trajectory specially marked by embroidery, which ends up linking clothing accessories, books and found objects. Works in which he combines autobiographical and historical matter met literary creations.
Starting with in-depth research on the contribution of the textile universe to visual culture and the diffusion of knowledge, the artist elaborates narratives permeated by his own personal vocabulary, whose profoundness is articulated by playful undertones that constantly examine the meaning of things. In representations sewn by Penteado, common human relations and historical and semantic displacements are central. It is within these that topics such as sexuality, homoeroticism, gender and violence are considered from a perspective that articulates social critiques from domestic environments.
📷 Isabelle Arthuis