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Reconstructed by Patrícia Domingues

Exhibition  /  27 Apr 2017  -  11 Jun 2017
Published: 15.05.2017
Legnica Culture Center
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Intro
Blocks of material are consciously fragmented in a rationalized breaking, which simultaneously frees and demarcates a form from a space, and are later reunited. This duality is present in my work as fragmentation and union, and materialises in different ways: either in the division of the same block into two independent pieces, or in a single one. They are accumulations of a changing image that captures the rhythms and patterns of the deconstructed and reconstructed image!

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Patrícia Domingues

Until now the study and the observation of the qualities and fragilities of materials has been my main way of working. Simultaneously I have been investigating two different classes of materials: natural stone and all 1 kinds of artificial materials . The differences in origin and material qualities between the two have been an 2 inspiration. On one hand, a stone is always a unique element in the sense that in nature there are no two the same and once a stone is cut, this action is irreversible. They have their own internal rules, full of lines and fractures. Moreover working with stone means being confronted with a world of qualities that vary, surprise and sometimes frustrate.

Stones have been in the earth for billions of years and through a process of transformation are unpredictable and therefore difficult to understand. By contrast, the reconstructed material is a massive industrial block. In this case, the idea of uniqueness is lost as no matter where the material is cut, the result is always the same. If with natural stone, the starting point differs each time, in this case the material is predictable and easy to control. For me, stone is an object of admiration which represents the idyllic image of nature whereas the artificial material functions as a blank sheet of paper, devoid of personality, where I can reinvent the observations I have made in the natural world. The balance between something provoked and something uncontrolled is intriguing. After a long period spent observing and feeling how stones break, I started provoking fragilities and tension points myself to find out how the material reacts.

The resulting pieces are fractures, inscribed in a landscape which develops and liberates through the will of control and simultaneous release. Unarguably technique, material and concept support each other strongly and progress simultaneously. Most of the time, the contrast between the heritage of the old craft and the new materials, or the combination of contemporary techniques and ancient materials creates a tension in the work and leads me to find different images and new meanings. / Patricia Domingues

 
Patrícia Domingues. Brooch: Erosion, 2016. Reconstructed coral, steel . 7 x 7 x 1 cm. On model. Patrícia Domingues
Brooch: Erosion, 2016
Reconstructed coral, steel 
7 x 7 x 1 cm

On model

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Patrícia Domingues. Brooch: Erosion, 2016. Reconstructed coral, steel . 7 x 7 x 1 cm. Patrícia Domingues
Brooch: Erosion, 2016
Reconstructed coral, steel 
7 x 7 x 1 cm
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Patrícia Domingues. Brooch: Serie Duality, 2015. Necuron, steel . 8 x 4 x 1 cm. On model. Patrícia Domingues
Brooch: Serie Duality, 2015
Necuron, steel 
8 x 4 x 1 cm

On model

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Patrícia Domingues. Brooch: Serie Duality, 2015. Necuron, steel . 8 x 4 x 1 cm. Patrícia Domingues
Brooch: Serie Duality, 2015
Necuron, steel 
8 x 4 x 1 cm
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