Almine Rech presents the first solo exhibition by Artur Lescher at its Paris location, which includes sculptures from 2013 to 2018.
For more than thirty years, Artur Lescher has presented solid work as a sculptor, researching on the articulation of materials, thoughts and forms. With this sense the artist has in the particular, Lescher makes uninterrupted and precise dialogues with both architectonic space and design, and on his choice of materials, such as fundamental elements of metal, stone, wood, felt, salts, brass and copper, to highlight the power of this discourse.
Although Lescher’s work is strongly associated with industrial process, through which he achieves extreme refinement and rigor, the purpose of his production goes beyond form. This contradiction leaves room for myth and imagination, which areessential elements for the construction of his minimal landscape.
Artur Lescher was born in São Paulo/SP, Brazil, 1962, where he lives and works. He participated in the 19th and 25th editions of the Bienal Internacional de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo/SP, Brazil (1987 e 2002), and in the 5th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil (2005). He took part in several group exhibitions in Latin America, Europe and in the United States, as well as in institutional solo shows at Instituto Tomie Ohtake (ITO), São Paulo/SP, Brazil (2006), and, more recently, at the Palais d’Iéna, Paris, France (2017).Artur Lescher, Alnilan, 2018, Brass and multifilament line, Edition of 5, 300 x 45 cm, 118 1/8 x 17 3/4 inches / Courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech / Photo: © Everton Ballardin