Maria Laet
Infinita medida

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Infinite among stones, 2023
Monotype, typographic ink on Japanese paper, 43.5 x 30 cm

Infinite among stones, 2023
Monotype, typographic ink on Japanese paper, 43.5 x 30 cm

Head, 2021
Clay, 12.5 x 14 x 15.5 cm

Head, 2021
Clay, 12.5 x 14 x 15.5 cm

Walk on the low tide, 2022
Inkjet print on cotton paper (triptych), 80 x 150 cm, Edition of 5

Walk on the low tide, 2022
Inkjet print on cotton paper (triptych), 80 x 150 cm, Edition of 5

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Infinite measure, 2023 - 2024
Installation, 28 stones and 14 drawings (graphite on paper), 78 x 240 x 80 cm

Infinite measure, 2023 - 2024
Installation, 28 stones and 14 drawings (graphite on paper), 78 x 240 x 80 cm

Infinite measure, 2023 - 2024 (detail)

Infinite measure, 2023 - 2024 (detail)

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Untitled (Absence), 2011
Inkjet print on cotton paper (triptych), 46 x 55 cm (each)

Untitled (Absence), 2011
Inkjet print on cotton paper (triptych), 46 x 55 cm (each)

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Two, 2011 - 2023
Monotype, letterpress ink on coated paper, 34.5 x 27 cm

Two, 2011 - 2023
Monotype, letterpress ink on coated paper, 34.5 x 27 cm

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

On the skin of a Persian lime, 2016
Etching on cotton paper, 36 x 27 cm

On the skin of a Persian lime, 2016
Etching on cotton paper, 36 x 27 cm

Amongst Herselves (something concrete, capable of letting itself to be broken), 2020 Inkjet print on cotton paper, 110 x 165 cm, Edition of 5

Amongst Herselves (something concrete, capable of letting itself to be broken), 2020 Inkjet print on cotton paper, 110 x 165 cm, Edition of 5

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Exhibition view. Photo: Bruno Lopes

Amongst Herselves (something concrete, capable of letting itself to be broken), 2020 Inkjet print on cotton paper, 110 x 165 cm, Edition of 5

Amongst Herselves (something concrete, capable of letting itself to be broken), 2020 Inkjet print on cotton paper, 110 x 165 cm, Edition of 5

We are still without form, 2021
Clay on cotton paper (polyptych), 56.5 x 31.5 cm (each)

We are still without form, 2021
Clay on cotton paper (polyptych), 56.5 x 31.5 cm (each)

3+1 Arte Contemporânea is pleased to present Infinita medida (Infinite measure), the latest solo exhibition by Maria Laet (1982, Rio de Janeiro) at the gallery.

Maria Laet’s multidisciplinary work seeks to document moments, spaces and movements that are often invisible. The media used for her practice function as archives, not only of the artist’s presence and actions, but also of the movements of nature. The act of breathing, human touch, the flow of a river, or the growth of a tree are all fields that are part of her work’s the poetics.

In Infinite measure, Laet explores ways of realising the emptiness and make the brevity of the moment evident, through photography, video, drawing, engraving and installation. This search leads to the discovery of incommensurable lines, with no beginning or end, and uncertain boundaries that constantly change. These infinite measures can be found in the continuous gesture between two stones, in the constant movement of the waves and the tide, expanding and shortening the bounds of the sea and covering up the presence of the body in the sand, or in the action of widening the limits of a rubber band so that it contains more stones between its shape. These actions can be recorded through the meticulous repetition of a movement, or by emphasising both the presence and absence of the body. Thus, Infinite measure is an attempt to materialise what is invisible, abstract or in constant transformation.

10.05.24 → 29.06.24

Opening 10.05.24, 18h – 21h

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