Alexandre da Cunha, artist from Brazil. Photo © Mel Castro Duarte
1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.
I am an artist who works mostly with sculpture, using found and industrialized objects and materials. More recently I realized that I had started being interested in art really early in my life.
My curiosity for different subjects in school for example had a lot in common aspects; which now – after years of practice- seemed to be the foundations of my work as an artist. In terms of process my work pretty much starts by a set of questions or a general sense of curiosity about an object and its surroundings.
2.What does your work aim to say?
My work aims to say something that sounds perhaps more like a question – or an invitation- rather than a statement. Usually it is a combination of familiar objects that pop to the viewer’s eyes offering different ways to engage with them, either through pure materiality or narratives triggered by their cultural use, for example.