Ana Holck


Untitled, Ana Holck, 2011. Photo: Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Untitled, Ana Holck, 2011. Photo: Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

Ana Holck - Brazil

The artist reveals...
 

...how lace is significant to their work

“I see lace as a mild grid, more malleable and organic. I often feel that I have swallowed a grid but that I have to break with it immediately after. So that’s the point when my pieces get closer to lace, when I try to get rid of the grid without losing its structural nature”.

...the ideas behind the work

“My time-based perception of space comes from architecture. I try to deconstruct all that I learned about architecture in my works and open the way for a new understanding of space. I try to take material out of its usual context: for example bringing the hexagonal concrete pavement blocks that are commonly found in Rio de Janeiro sidewalks and placing them in the museum”.

 

Ana Holck is studying for a Doctorate at the Escola de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro. In 2011 she was awarded the 1st Itamaraty Contemporary Art prize for sculpture. Collections include the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations and the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo.

Supported by The Embassy of Brazil, London
Supported by The Embassy of Brazil, London

Arts Council Esmee Faibairn Swarovski