Sonia Gomes: Symphony of Colors

"Symphony of Colors" is a new installation created for the Octagon Contemporary Art Project at Pinacoteca Luz.

Sinfonia das Cores by Sonia GomesPinacoteca de São Paulo

Sonia Gomes' works incorporate elements of Afro-Brazilian culture and challenge the traditional conventions of sculpture.

Symphony of colors. Sonia Gomes by Sonia GomesPinacoteca de São Paulo

In the show, the artist faces an unprecedented challenge in her career: to conceive a work on a much larger scale than usual, without renouncing the handmade and chromatic quality of her objects.

Sonia Gomes: Symphony of Colors

Artist Sonia Gomes talks about her creative process.

Symphony of colors. Sonia Gomes by Sonia GomesPinacoteca de São Paulo

The production of Symphony of Colors

Sonia Gomes' production includes 34 strings suspended at different heights, which make up a symphony of shapes and visuals.

Symphony of colors. Sonia Gomes. by Sonia GomesPinacoteca de São Paulo

It is a reflection and a product of the way their own body reacts to fabrics, in that it creates objects whose materiality is linked to the history of other people and whose scale corresponds to the reach of their limbs.

The artist's pieces are made from materials such as fabrics, threads, yarns and objects.

Symphony of colors. Sonia Gomes by Sonia GomesPinacoteca de São Paulo

Along with the layers of fabrics and trims, techniques - weaving, embroidery, lace, sewing - and memories merge: dresses, curtains, towels and various fabrics that people, known or not, send to her studio and are transformed into abstract bodies by the artist's hands.

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