Office Baroque is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of Alexandre da Cunha in Belgium at our downtown gallery on Bloemenhofplein 5 Place du Jardin aux Fleurs.
The new body of work for the exhibition at Office Baroque consists of wall-based canvases as well as a large wall based sculpture. These monochromatic works use objects as diverse as seashells, pillows, t-shirts, jumpers, trivets, bags, and beach towels that are sewn between layers, giving the works an ambiguity of surface. The incorporation of found objects has continuously been present in the work of da Cunha. Fortunate encounters with objects that are picked on the way inform his relationship with materials because of their shape, their original function and their cultural use. Meandering between intimate and delicate supports, but grounded in a material aesthetic and ethic, da Cunha examines the qualities of the objects that surround us and the reciprocal exchanges we entertain with them.