Collection: Valeska Soares

Belo Horizonte, Brasil, 1957

Valeska Soares' sculptures and installations use a wide range of materials, including mirrors, reflective surfaces, books, antique objects and furniture, marble and flasks of perfume. In two or three-dimensional media, her oeuvre engenders a complex network between time and memory, invoking objects and the human body on the verge of disappearing. Starting from an active creation of absence, her works unravel the ambivalence of memory in a delicate balance between permanence and impermanence. The materials used, like the memory Soares frequently takes up as a subject, is erased or blocked out, but this very disappearance creates a singular effect.