joaomonteiro

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The emergence of new materials such as synthetic resins, fiberglass and carbon fibers, the anti-oxidant treatment of ferrous metals, among others, provide new solutions for the sculptor, who, from the traditional viewpoint aims to produce highly resistant objects with low maintenance, able to endure time.

These new materials, supposed to be durable, require new handling techniques thus a new approach to the thinking in fine arts, raising new questions about appearance, matter, texture, etc. The artistic creation with the use of these materials is facilitated thanks to the development of new types of adhesives, allowing that different types of materials can be joined together as well as new correlations between weights and volumes in sculptures.

In the large sculptures made with fiber and resins I have explored the lightness of these materials developing works with minimum support points to highlight the movement itself. In other works I have enjoyed mixing in one piece different types of techniques and materials.

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