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Edgard de Souza

São Paulo, Brazil, 1962 – lives in São Paulo

Sem título, 2002, de Edgar de Souza. Acervo de arte contemporânea Inhotim.
Edgar de Souza, untitled, 2002. Photo: Pedro Motta
Sem título, 2001, de Edgar de Souza. Acervo de arte contemporânea Inhotim.
Edgard de Souza, untitled, 2001. Photo Daniel Mansur

Edgard de Souza studied fine arts at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (São Paulo), where he got in touch with conceptual art. His production is pervaded by issues related to the body and its representation, whether through sculpture, painting, engraving, or photography. His works often challenge the notions of portrait and self-portrait.

Transfiguration is also a strong element in his pieces, like the bronze sculptures of connected headless midsections, wooden tables with anthropomorphic features, or photo series in which the artist is portrayed fighting and interacting with himself. Among his main exhibitions are participations in the São Paulo Bienal, MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, and the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo.



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