From the series a f*cking heavy head
f*cking heavy head is an ongoing series that started in 2022 at Akademie Schloss Solitude.
The series unfolds through a combination of images referencing the head as a symbolic representation of the binary mind. This mind is mapped as a conflicting and multi-layered territory, distinct knowledges overlapping within it’s emotional, spiritual, historical, and socio-political body.
This series is an inquiry into the machinery of thinking and its primacy towards life, its will of power. Here, thought is understood as both a fragment and a source of fragmentation; and consequently as a site of the conflicts arising from these scissions. The head is a distortive mechanism that creates realities through interpretations and projections. What emerges is a paradoxical sense of belonging, a sense of being both part of and separated from nature, from community.
erre erre is a visual artist and graphic designer who works with mixed media. His artwork transits among drawings, collages, paintings, animations, videos, installations and printed matter. He makes use of both authorial productions and appropriations of images and/or elements already in circulation.
His most recent solo shows include: Quero dançar sobre as ruínas dos reinos da escuridão, Fundação Clóvis Salgado – Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte/Brazil (2022), Magra sombra, MamaCadela, Belo Horizonte/Brazil (2019) Tudo nasceu, Suave Coisa Nenhuma, Orlando Lemos Galeria, Jardim Canadá/Brazil (2019), Eu Nunca Tive Mãe, ESPAI Ateliê, Belo Horizonte (2018), O discurso pode despojar-se de todo desejo de agarrar?, mural in the foyer of SESC Palladium, Belo Horizonte (2018).
His work has been awarded the Acquisition Prize – 46th Salon of Contemporary Art Luiz Sacilotto (2018), the Bolsa Pampulha fellowship (2014), the EDP nas Artes Award – Instituto Tomie Ohtake (2012) and nominated for the Pipa Prize (2020)