Rio de Janeiro, 1969; lives in London, England
automotive paint on asbestos
Prior to settling in London eight years ago, Alexandre da Cunha lived in Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and São Paulo, and this constant moving around could be said to have informed his art production.
Cunha focuses mainly on creating objects and his working procedures are akin to collage and sculptural assemblage. By counterpoising and melding materials, and by establishing dialogues between them, repertoires and objects of different origins and destined for different uses, the artist operates in a critical manner within a value scale that joins Brazilian pop culture and modernism, the decorative arts and British pop culture.