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Ronny Quevedo
tropicália
2020

Gold leaf, metal leaf and sewing
pattern paper

15 × 28 in (38.1 × 71.12 cm)
6,000 USD

This work is named after the Brazilian arts movement, Tropicália, which melded afro rhythms, Brazilian folk music, and psychedelics. The work is composed of dressmaker’s pattern paper cut into strips and reassembled to maintain the various horizontal lines within the shape of the garment, also functioning here as the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Black markers and transferred gold leaf are used to cover up any indication of written language from the pattern.