Caroline Mesquita

Caroline Mesquita explores the vitality and complexity of group behavior in many of her sculptural installations and flat metal works. Raw material provides the spark that animates her narrative engagement with notions of religion, embodiment, transformation, sensuality, and sociability. Mesquita’s works are darkened, patinated and roughly textured through an oxidation process. With this technique, Mesquita manipulates the metal like a form of painting. What was once shiny, reflective and glossy is cut, grinded, welded, melted and oxidized to reveal the many elements within; shifting in texture and in tone, becoming matte, green, brown and pink. These material transformations provide a format for storytelling about the human experience and the directness of action and exchange in relationships.”

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