These four pieces came to me last summer by way of the Venice Beinnale 2013, from the Angola Pavilion. The artist is Edson Chagas, and his photographic work is simply spectacular. His Found not Taken series is his discovery and record of abandoned objects, re-positioned in an urban context to create vibrant and unique relationships between the objects and their environment.
Hoping to see him on display again this year.
The colors, textures and abstract nature of these pieces speak to me, each piece is approximately 3 feet by 4 feet, and would perhaps serve me better if my NYC apartment had too much wall space, which as any New Yorker will tell you, isn’t something you hear of often.
I am very fortunate to be surrounded, even in my professional life, by art, artists and creativity.
For more information on the Venice Biennale 2014, visit their website and if you are in the neighborhood over the Summer, between June and November, you should most definitely try to see the pavilions for yourself.