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Antonio Tarsis

Born in 1995, Salvador, Brazil

Lives and works in Salvador, Brazil, London, United Kingdom


Antonio Tarsis has been using matchboxes as source material for his wall-based compositions for almost a decade. Within the lexicon of contemporary Brazilian art, this object is significantly present in works by such renowned artists as Lygia Clark, Fernanda Gomes. In Tarsis’ work, however, this object becomes entangled in a whole new web of social and material meanings that open up other layers of interpretative and sensorial possibilities to this existing visual trope. Having grown up in extr...Read more