Fernanda Gomes, untitled, 2019, installation view Secession 2019, photo: Peter Mochi, Courtesy Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo

Fernanda Gomes

April 12 – June 16, 2019

Since the 1980s, Fernanda Gomes has used ordinary and affordable materials to make objects and bricolages (always untitled) whose formal idiom recalls Arte Povera, minimalism, and Brazilian Constructivism. Her exhibitions often consist of an abundance of objects scattered across the floor and walls, gathered in clusters or rhythmically organized arrangements. Leftovers and lost, disregarded, or discarded items as well as commonplace objects are arranged in the space, assembled in fragile and precarious constructions or consolidated and corded for more compact creations. The only paint the artist uses is white, which she cherishes as the “receptive colour,” revealing even the subtlest shifts in the tonality and intensity of the light.


Fernanda Gomes was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1960 and lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.