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Tricônasan, 2010
Handmade woollen crochet, on MDF

146 x 126 x 36 cm

Fundação Joana Vasconcelos, Lisbon

The works from the Crochet Paintings series - just like the title of the series itself - declaredly challenge the modernist idea that each artistic medium is autonomous. A dialogue between painting and sculpture, their striped crocheted volumes invoke, simultaneously, the body, landscape, figuration and abstraction. More or less elongated and sometimes punctuated by a diversity of objects, these elements are juxtaposed in order to create a sinuous, joyful composition, while suggesting colorful mountains of an unreal world, or the voluminous bodies of an unlikely universe that is both domestic and burlesque.

2010 1990/2010 - Sala do Veado, Cabinet d'Amateur, Sala do Veado do Museu Nacional de História Natural, Lisbon


JUNCOSA, Enrique; SARTWELL, Crispin - Joana Vasconcelos: Material World. London: Thames & Hudson, 2015.


MARÇAL, Sofia - Sala do Veado: Vinte Anos. Lisbon: Museu Nacional de História Natural, 2010.