Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasoncelos, topmodel

Joana Vasconcelos, War Games, 2011

Joana Vasconcelos, Mesa 111, 2004

Joana Vasconcelos, Ponto de Encontro [Meeting Point], 2000

Joana Vasconcelos, Super Napron, 2005

Joana Vasconcelos, Familia Feliz [Happy Family], 2006

Joana Vasconcelos, Netless'07, 2007

Joana Vasconcelos, Tornado, 2009

Joana Vasconcelos, Baro da Mariquinhas [Mariquinhas' Boat, 2002

Joana Vasconcelos, Jardim do Eden [Garden of Eden

Joana Vasconcelos, Watson, 2011

Joana Vasconcelos, La Pareja, 2005

Joana Vasconcelos, Passerelle, 2005

Joana Vasconcelos, Excalibur, 2009

Joana Vasconcelos, Enamorados [In Love] 2005

Joana Vasconcelos, Pega #3 [Potholder #3], 2003

Joana Vasconcelos, Emmanuelle, 2007

Joana Vasconcelos, Calypso, 2009

Joana Vasconcelos, Carmen Miranda, 2008

Joana Vasconcelos, Mago, 2009

Joana Vasconcelos, Piano Dentelle, 2008

Joana Vasconcelos, Carlomagno, 2011

Joana Vasconcelos, Brise, 2001

Joana Vasconcelos, Matilha [Pack of Dogs], 2005

images and artist bio found here



Trixie said...

oooh that piano! I love the daisy kitty also

Annabelle Archer said...

I think I kinda love these.

Mandy_Fish said...

Damn, that woman loves a doily.

sporkgasm said...

LOVE! The body suits are totally creepy.

I want the sculpture with the chairs. I would put people in it and spin them 'til they puked.

Dancing Branflake said...

Whenever someone asks me, "Do you know anyplace that has crazy art?" I'll be like, "Yes. Drollgirl. It's like the willy wonka of incredible art."

Lorena said...

Wow these are fabulous... i also think its the result of knitting and knitting and knitting and not knowing what to do with the doillies.

Jen said...

"The nature of Joana Vasconcelos’ creative process is based on the appropriation, decontextualisation and subversion of pre-existent objects and everyday realities. Starting out from ingenious operations of displacement, a reminiscence of the ready-made and the grammars of Nouveau Réalisme and pop, the artist offers us a complicit vision, but one which is at the same time critical of contemporary society and the several features which serve the enunciations of collective identity, especially those that concern the status of women, class distinction or national identity. From this process there derives a speech which is attentive to contemporary idiosyncrasies, where the dichotomies of hand-crafted/industrial, private/public, tradition/modernity and popular culture/erudite culture are imbued with affinities that are apt to renovate the usual fluxes of signification which are characteristic of contemporaneity"

Uhmmm...Say what? That's a fucking mouthful right there boy. They lost me at decontextualisation. ;) Clearly WAY over my head. Cute dogs though!!

Iara said...

Amei! Amei! Amei! Não tenho palavras para descrever minha emocão ao conhecer sua arte. Obrigada, muito obrigada! Um abraco, Iara

mimiMatelot said...

« Handcraft gives you three things: time, repetition, and then, when things are repeated over and over again, they become abstract.»

- Joana Vasconcelos

NellieVaughn said...

This is what I remember the most about my childhood home. Not the art, although it can be considered art. The doilies. My mother placed them everywhere. I thought they were hideous, but now I think they are beautiful.

Miss Absinthe said...

Love these. Wishing I had a brain that creates like this...

melifaif said...

BEYOND cool....

Kitty Stampede said...

everything is doilied!!!! how cool. darn simple but amazing idea. I think I might do this to a mannequin I have...what an interesting look it creates.