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Two boys with a fish




80 x 120 cm
31.50 x 47 in







archival pigment print on cotton

Carolina Serrano (PT, 1994) lives and works between Cologne and Lisbon.

Serrano's work and research revolves around the temporal dimension of sculpture.

The artist's sculptural thinking collapses, recurrently, with the notions of light and shadow; with the ideas of destruction and appearance; and with the duality between interior and exterior and between full and empty space.

Serrano is interested in the concept of the restricted, inaccessible and therefore unknown “place”, and in the uncertainty of the extent of it.

In recent years Carolina Serrano has been working almost exclusively with paraffin wax because of its plastic possibilities, as is the reflection of the light, but above all because of the theoretical and conceptual possibilities that this material can originate in the field of the observer's imagination. Serrano is also interested in the idea of a potential spiritual transmutation and transubstantiation of the sculptural object.

1984 , Mozambique

Mario Macilau (1984, Mozambique) was born in Maputo where he currently lives and works. His work has been recognized with many awards, and he was a finalist of Unicef Photo of the Year in 2009. His work has featured regularly in numerous solo and group exhibitions, both in his home country and abroad, including: The Month of Photography, Cape Town, South Africa, 2009; The Pan African group exhibition in the Biennale of African Photography, Bamako, Mali, 2011; VI Chobi Mela Photo Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011; Photo Spring festival in Beijing, China 2011; Lagos Photo in Nigeria, 2011; BESphoto at CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, Portugal, 2011; Pinacoteca de Estado de São Paulo in Brazil, the KLM in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2012; The Johannesburg Art Fair, 2013; Les Recontres Picha in Lubumbashi, RD Congo, 2013 and The Biennale Arts Actuels in Saint Dinis, Reunion Island, 2013, Saatchi Gallery’s Pangaea : Art from Africa and Latin America, 2014, In the Beginning the World Became Flesh at the Vatican Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2015, Making Africa at the Vitra Museum, Basel, and the Lodz Photofestival, 2015

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Cologne, -

alerie Alex Serra was founded in 2021 in Cologne, Germany. ​ The gallery works with national and international artists, from countries like Portugal, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe and Brazil. The gallery represents emerging and established artists from diverse artistic disciplines. ​ Its founder, Paulo Nunes, has worked with art for abou...

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