Adriana Varejão - Saturday@Phillips London Friday, March 13, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

  • Artist Biography

    Adriana Varejão

    Brazilian • 1964

    The diverse work of Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão examines such themes as anthropology and miscegenation in contemporary Brazilian society. Born in 1964 in Rio de Janeiro, Varejão possesses an oeuvre spanning painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation and photography.

    A common motif in Varejão's oeuvre is that of the Azulejo, a traditional Portuguese ceramic tile. In her most famous series, Jerked-beef ruin (2000-'04), Varejão ruptures the ceramic tiles violently exposing a flesh-like interior. The stark contrast between the aesthetically pleasing blue geometric tiles and the visceral interior provides commentary on modern forms of colonization in contemporary Brazilian society.

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Diptych: Azulejão - Ondas

Oil on plaster on canvas.
Each 110.2 x 110.2 cm. (43 3/8 x 43 3/8 in.)
One work titled on verso. The other work signed, titled and dated on verso. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £73,250


14 Mar 2009, 12pm